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Massage - Types of Massage

There are many different types of massage and bodywork, including Swedish, Asian, Ayurvedic, and energy-based systems like Reiki. Find out more about these types of massage and what they can do for you.
  1. Asian Massage (4)
  2. Swedish Massage (5)
  3. Ayurvedic Massage (4)
  4. Hot Stone Massage (4)

What Is Massage?

An introduction to massage, with links to various types of massage.

What Is Swedish Massage?

What is Swedish massage and what happens when you get one?

What Is Deep Tissue Massage?

What is deep tissue massage? Will it hurt? How fast will I get results?

What Is Couples Massage?

Most spas have couples rooms where you can get massages with your spouse, romantic partner, friend, or even mom. Some spas, especially big resort and hotel spas, have special couples suites with fireplaces, pedicure chairs, steam showers and lounging beds where you can relax together after your treatments. It's a great way to introduce men, especially, to the pleasures of massage.

What Is Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy is the ancient practice of using essential oils from plants to achieve therapuetic benefits, and an aromatherapy massage uses those oils to achieve different results.

What Is Pregnancy Massage?

What pregnancy massage is, how it differs from regular massage, and what its benefits are.

What Is Sports Massage?

What is Sports Massage? What makes it different from other types of massage? When should I get one?

What is Therapeutic Massage?

What is therapeutic massage and how does it differ from other kinds of massage?

In-Room Massage

In-room massage is getting a therapeutic massage in your hotel room. So why do so many people expect sex?

What Is Manual Lymph Drainage Massage?

Manual lymph drainage massage (also called manual lymphatic drainage and lymph massage) is a form of light massage that is good for detoxification, edema, and people recovering from plastic surgery.

What is Watsu?

Watsu is a very soothing type of massage that takes place in warm, waist-deep water. This article has information on what happens during a Watsu massage and where you can get them.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a form of therapeutic touch that takes place while you lay on your back, in comfortable clothing. The therapist uses very light touch, and the treatment should leave you feeling refreshed and balanced.

What Is Trigger Point Therapy?

A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot that "triggers" a painful response. Here's what you should know about trigger point therapy, a type of massage therapy.
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