The effects of a good massage are much more than skin deep. Massage can help improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure, and detoxify your system by propelling toxic waste through the lymphatic system. It can help improve muscle tone, and heal sports injuries. Of course, the healing touch creates a feeling of well-being and reduces stress. The are a number of different massage styles depending on your needs and preferences. Swedish massage uses long strokes and kneading. Sports massage is deeper and harder, shiatsu and acupressure work with pressure points, and reflexology is based on the premise that parts of the feet correspond to other parts of the body. Whatever you choose, it can be an excellent antidote to everyday stress and garden variety aches and pains.