Asian Massage literally are those massage or bodywork alternative forms that originated in Asia. There are numerous Asian Massage variations that include Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, Tuina, and Thai Massage to name a few. A Western form of massage is said to have its roots from ancient Chinese massage, which was brought and popularized in the Western world.
The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. People who are professionally trained to give massages were traditionally known as masseurs or masseuses, but the term massage therapist has been promoted.
Among the popular massage types and methods are: Deep Tissue massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage.