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Massage Therapy

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Massage therapist giving man a seated massage

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Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques. In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet.

This page last modified April 19, 2016