Stress can build up over time, which adds tension to your muscles. Massages can significantly decrease your heart rate and blood pressure relieving stress.
The immediate massage benefits are reduced anxiety, depressed mood and anger, while the long-term impact reduces depression and increases serotonin in the body.
Massage therapy can significantly alleviate pain caused by muscle strain or a chronic condition. Massaging improves circulation to help increase oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and helps to relax muscles which reduces painful contractions and spasms.