Massage Touch is a very important part of human contact. It helps us feel connected and loved by those around us. Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical (anatomical), functional (physiological), and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligament, skin, joint or other connective tissue, as well as.