Massage is a bodywork or a practice of applying pressure or vibration to the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints, lymphatic vessels, organs of the gastrointestinal system and reproductive system in order to achieve a beneficial response. Massage can be applied to particular parts or successively to the body. It can be performed to heal or to relieve pain, to improve circulation or it can have psychological effects, such as stress reduction. It can also represent a part of lovemaking in a form of erotic massage.
Chinese Massage Therapy, also called as Tui Na, is a part of traditional Chinese medicine.
Chinese Tui Na is a massage that is focused on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle. It is very similar to Chinese Zhi Ya, which is a form of massage based on acupressure, which is pressing and pinching at acupressure points.