Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the body's soft tissues for the purpose of restoring such tissues, and it entails manual techniques such as providing fixed or moveable pressure, holding, and/or moving the body. It is a type of manual therapy in which the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia are held, moved, and pressured. The term "massage therapy" is used to represent a wide range of treatments that differ in the way touch, pressure, and treatment intensity are applied. Massage therapy has a long and rich history in various cultures. People nowadays use a range of massage therapies for a number of health-related reasons. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian medicine make extensive use of massage techniques.