Techniques & Procedures

Back kneading massage technique

Massage Techniques and Procedures

Massage is a therapeutic technique involving touch.  In massage, a therapist works with the muscles and other soft tissues of the body in various ways so as to benefit the recipient’s overall wellness and health.  Massage releases tension from the muscles, creates a sense of calm, and mitigates stress.  Although massage has a particularly positive powerful effect on the circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems, massage helps the entire body.  Types of massage abound: techniques run the gamut from feather-light stroking and kneading to more assertive techniques such as friction and trigger point massage.

Commonly Used Massage Procedures and Techniques


Breast Massage

CranioSacral Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage

Facial Massage

Full Body Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Indian Head Massage

Lomi Lomi

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Myofascial Release

Prenatal Massage


Relaxation Massage


Sports Massage

Swedish Massage

Thai Massage

Therapeutic Massage

Trigger Point Massage