The aim of a remedial massage is to remove deep muscular tension caused by bad posture, injury or stress. Since fascia covers all internal structures, tension in one area can cause pain and discomfort in other areas of the body. Treatment consists of many deep tissue massage techniques such as cross fibre-friction, trigger point therapy and stretches. The practitioner may use thumbs, fingers, knuckles, and forearms to stretch and manipulate the fascia. Pressure is applied slowly and the tissue is then stretch and moved in specific directions to regain structural alignment and ease of movement. Remedial massage is usually based on a series of weekly sessions so that the whole structure of the body can be balanced.