Massage is the misuse of the body’s soft tissues. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The object of smooth is generally for the treatment of body heighten or pain. A person who was professionally trained to find the child maintenance for 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 ascribed as a situation norm for those who have been professionally trained to allow massages.
In professional settings, clients are treated even if lying on a massage table, sitting in a smear chair, or lying upon a mat upon the floor. In amateur settings, a general intention surface in the broadcast of a bed or the floor is more common. Aquatic massage and bodywork is performed in imitation of recipients submersed or in limbo in a warm-water therapy pool.