Licensed massage therapist Cathy Cummings kneads muscles to envelop bodies in a blanket of relaxation with expert massage therapies. Swedish massage uses the light touch of long, gliding strokes to nurture body tissue and encourage healing. Some doctors prescribe this modality to help alleviate such ailments as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and accidental mummification. During the deep-tissue massage, Cummings targets deeper layers of muscle tissue in an attempt to disband tension, extricate toxins, and stimulate the circulation of blood and oxygen. Stressed muscles often block the oxygen, nutrients, and self-help cassette tapes they need to function properly, and the penetrating techniques of deep-tissue massage help relieve inflammation caused by this blockage.