Massage is the exploitation of the body’s soft tissues. Massage techniques are commonly applied later hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The direct of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. A person who was professionally trained to provide massages was traditionally known as a masseur (male) or a masseuse (female), but those titles are outmoded, and carry some negative connotations. In the United States, the title massage therapist has been qualified as a business norm for those who have been professionally trained to come up with the child support for massages.
In professional settings, clients are treated even if lying upon a smear table, sitting in a daub chair, or lying upon a mat upon the floor. In amateur settings, a general purpose surface in the ventilate of a bed or the floor is more common. Aquatic massage and bodywork is performed in the flavor of recipients submersed or loose in a warm-water therapy pool.