Styles used in massage therapy range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some massage therapists use oils and lotions; others do not. Most massage therapists have clients unclothe for a massage, but some do not. A massage can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours.
Have you ever been to an event, such as a music festival or county fair and felt jealous of the people who were getting chair massages? Ever walked past a chair massage area at an airport? Perhaps you are lucky enough to be employed at a company offering regular benefits such as 15- or 20-minute massages. Chair massages on-site are performed while you're fully clothed and seated in a portable, specially designed seat. They typically involve a massage for your neck, shoulders back, arms, hands, and arms.
Massage therapy may sometimes be covered by insurance, if it's being used to treat an illness. Sometimes insurance companies will cover massage therapy when it's part or complete chiropractic care.