It involves the use of touch to induce feelings of relaxation and wellbeing. There are many techniques, but they all rely on the use of systematic movements of rubbing, stroking, pressing or kneading of the skin, muscles and joints. It is used to alleviate stiffness, tension and muscle pain triggered by an intense effort (especially recommended for athletes for muscle relaxation before and after the event), migraine and tension headache, lumbar spine pain, for general relaxation and to overcome the stress. This type of massage increases blood flow to the massaged body part, thus accelerating the healing process. It is based mainly on classical massage techniques.