Massage is the treatment and practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing professions in the health care field. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the client's body with pressure such as structured, unstructured, stationary or moving, tension, motion, or vibration done manually or with mechanical aids. It is becoming more accepted both as preventative care and as a necessary treatment for people with conditions. There are over eighty different massage modalities. The most cited reasons for introducing massage have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness. Massage can be performed by a massage therapist, or by other health care professionals, such as chiropractors, osteopaths, athletic trainers, and/or physical therapists. There are Massage schools which provide training by professional to become a massage therapist. Others are preparing for a drastic career change from a fast-paced life in the business world. There is an ever-increasing acceptance of massage as a holistic approach to health care and health maintenance. As a result, opportunities for Massage Therapists are abundant. People of all ages train to become Massage Therapists. Compassionate, self-motivated individuals are best suited for a career in Massage Therapy.