Orthopedic massage is a therapeutic style of massage, intended to achieve measurable results. Orthopedic massage is designed to return joints to their normal range of function, as well as to reduce pain from joint movement.
Orthopedic massage therapists must possess an extensive understanding of anatomy and how misalignment of the soft tissues can affect the musculoskeletal system and lead to pain and injury
Swedish massage is focused on overall relaxation, while deep tissue massage reduces deep muscle pain and strain. Of course, all massage techniques can improve joint movement and function, but orthopedic massage is specifically intended to do so.