Massage Therapy is soft tissue manipulation of the body. It is one of the oldest recognized forms of healing. It involves a variety of techniques to help prevent, develop, maintain, or rehabilitate physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically-oriented form of treatment that can help with many health conditions stemming from muscular dysfunction, overuse injuries, and many chronic pain syndromes. Traditional Swedish Massage Therapy usually involves lotions or oils on the skin with a variety of kneading and stroking techniques.