Generally, people use massage for either general relaxation and well being, or to deal with a selected complaint, like pain or limited range of motion. Research suggests massage therapy may contribute to both goals.
Some of the overall benefits of massage therapy may include:
Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
Release of nervous disorder (carpel tunnel, sciatica)
Greater flexibility and range of motion
Enhanced energy and vitality
Some clinical styles may help heal connective tissue also as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears