Massage would usually be used as an adjunctive to your acupuncture treatment usually before the Acupuncture. I use massage in nearly all musculoskeletal work however this can be offered also as a stand-alone treatment. There are many styles of massage; the main types I use are deep tissue, trigger point and Swedish massage. I may also incorporate cupping and gua sha.
The benefits of massage include relaxation, promoting a sense of wellbeing and of course helping to reduce muscle tension and improved circulation. It is an excellent prelude to your Acupuncture treatment.