In today’s stressful world, massages are a surefire way to relax tight muscles, alleviate aches, and reduce anxiety. They’re also a useful tools for treating arthritis, back pain, muscle decay, and pregnancy pain. During a massage, therapists use their hands, elbows, forearms, and knees to knead tight muscles. They can also integrate massage tools like hot basalt stones and smooth wooden rods. The result can be intense or relaxing, depending on the style.