This therapeutic work is guided by an assessment of the client’s ability to move, as well as how and when pain is experienced. Although it affects the deep tissues of the body, it is delivered as a pain free massage. Orthopedic Massage differs from a typical Swedish massage in that stress relief is a secondary goal to reducing pain and dysfunction in the body. It is a highly specialized modality and often fills in the gaps between traditional medicine, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. Orthopedic Massage helps with sports injuries, aches and pains associated with aging, and can even prevent unnecessary surgery.