An increasing number of research studies show that massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak inactive muscles, thus partially compensating for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.
This should not be considered an all inclusive list of the benefits that therapeutic massage can have.
Improves blood circulation lowers blood pressure reduces formation of scar tissue promotes deeper and easier breathing improves posture improves over all flexibility reduces muscle spasms helps relieve stress