What are the benefits of therapeutic massage? Most massage techniques are designed to promote pain relief, stress reduction, and improved movement in daily living. Therapeutic massage has been shown to improve joint flexibility, relieve lower-back pain , and stimulate the release of endorphins. It can also be used to treat and prevent the following conditions: Arthritis Sports injuries, work-related injuries and repetitive strain injuries (carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, bursitis) Anxiety, depression, tension and stress Walking or running-related pain Poor posture and suboptimal use of the body in movement What are the various massage techniques? Reiki : Involves light touch, and is designed to work with the body’s energy. Craniosacral therapy : Involves only five grams of pressure, and influences the central nervous system. Deep tissue massage : Uses intense pressure and targets the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.