Everyone loves the luxury of getting a massage. Whether it’s a special treat during that elusive tropical vacation, part of a medical rehabilitation program for an athletic injury, or to fight off pain, the reasons people seek out massage therapy vary greatly. There are a number of common massage techniques employed by massage therapists. These techniques include shiatsu, deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, hot stone, sports, aromatherapy, prenatal, lymphatic, and reflexology massages. Try trigger point massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage, or if the pain is brought on by labor, a prenatal massage. Some forms of massage are believed to be as effective for relieving pain as medication.