Research evidence suggests a number of massage benefits:

  • It reduces muscle tension and pain resulting from accidents or injuries or due to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic back pain, headaches, osteoarthritis and stress.
  • It decreases anxiety and depression.
  • It promotes relaxation and enhances the immune system.
  • It lessens dependence on medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • It assists with a shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.
  • It stretches, lengthens and increases the pliability of tight or weak muscles and connective tissues.
  • It helps athletes at all levels to get ready for and recover from the physical and psychological demands of their particular sports.