08/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

12 Massage Styles To Help You Conquer Tension (SLIDESHOW) (POLL)

We all need to be kneaded. And in this time of economic stress, taking the time for self care is of utmost importance. Whether you choose to give your shoulders some shiatsu love or treat your feet to the pressure and release of reflexology, read through our list of hands-on bodywork techniques and figure out which one is for you. Cheaper--and faster--than a vacation, body work can quickly release your tension and leave you calm and refreshed. Indulge your muscles--they will be thankful!

12 Massages Styles To Help You Conquer Tension