A 2018 review found that treatment of head and neck muscles with trigger point therapy may reduce frequency, intensity, and duration of tension and migraine headaches, though more research is needed.
The styles used in massage therapy vary from long, smooth strokes, to shorter, percussive ones. Some massage therapists apply oils and lotions to their clients. Others don't. While most massage therapists will have clients in unclothed mode for a massage treatment, others prefer that they be fully clothed. A massage lasts anywhere from 5 to 2 hours.
A lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massaging of your tissues to improve lymph circulation. Lymph, a protein-rich fluid, moves through your body's lymph vessels. It collects things like viruses, bacteria, and waste and transports them to your lymph nodes. The fluid then filters through your lymph nodes, which filter out impurities. Massage is done with light pressure using long, gentle strokes on the skin. This increases lymph circulation.