Massage therapy can help relax your body and mind, easing pain and helping you cope with stress.
The Mayo Clinic says possible benefits of massage include:
- Managing anxiety, stress-related insomnia and headache.
- Easing pain and discomfort associated with fibromyalgia, sports-related injuries, injuries of the soft tissues and temporomandibular joint pain.
- Reducing muscle tension.
Despite its possible benefits, Mayo says, massage therapy should not be considered a replacement for regular medical care.