There are many types of massage, done by various techniques. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how massages work, their benefits and risks, and much more.
Massage Therapy Styles and Health Benefits
WebMD examines different styles of massage, such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. Find out why they're done and what their health benefits are.
Acupressure Points and Massage Treatment
WebMD takes a look at acupressure, a traditional Chinese therapy that may be used to relieve pain, nausea, and depression.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis
Learn about the different types of alternative and complementary therapies being used to treat multiple sclerosis, including questions you should ask before trying one.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Overview
If you’ve ever felt that popping pills didn’t solve your health problems, you might have considered alternative medicine. But before you delve in, learn what it is and whether it’s safe.
Massage Therapy for Stress Relief and Much More
Experts describe massage tips you can try on yourself to ease headaches, back pain, and to help you relax.
Try a Healing Touch Massage
To relax before a big game or exam, or just unwind from the stress of being a teenager, try a Swedish, deep tissue or Shiatsu massage.
Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
If you have chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to medication and surgery, you have a lot of options. Alternative pain treatments that doctors once scoffed at are now standard at many pain centers.
Pregnant and Pampered: Moms-to-be Splurge on Spa Treatment
Whether for pregnancy massages, facials, private yoga sessions or the more traditional “mani-pedi” (manicure-pedicure) combo, women are indulging in maternity spa treatments around the country.