Most massage therapists use a variety of massage techniques in a massage therapy session to best address your health and wellness needs. There are many different styles of massage. The most common is the Swedish massage, which is a whole-body therapeutic massage designed to relax the muscles and joints. Other popular types include deep tissue, shiatsu, hot stone, reflexology, and Thai massage. Some types of bodywork, such as Reiki, lymphatic massage, or craniosacral therapy are much subtler and work on an energetic level. There is trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and Rolfing, Feldenkrais, and Polarity. Discuss your goals with a certified massage therapist to choose the modality best for you.