Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure, structured,
unstructured, stationary, or moving, tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids.
Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments,
fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with
the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet.
There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities.