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.
What Is Reflexology?
Find out more about reflexology, a form of complementary medicine that involves gentle pressure on your feet.
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.
What’s Physical Therapy? How to Feel and Function Better
Do you need physical therapy? Learn about what physical therapists do, where they work, and what type of treatment you’ll get.
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.