Massage is good for you.
Massage can help alleviate pain and increase range of motion. It can reduce muscle cramping and spasms, increase joint flexibilty and loosen tight or atrophied muscles.
Massage increases circulation, improving overall tissue function and leading to improved recovery from injuries and increased tissue regeneration. It stimulates lymph flow, which enhances immunity and improves release of toxins.
Massage can help lower stress, which has a host of implications for overall health. It can decrease anxiety levels and improve sleep quality.
While some modalities of massage may not be appropriate for some people, even people with chronic illnesses can benefit from some type of massage treatment.