Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine.
It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Massage benefits can include:
Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension
Improving circulation, energy, and alertness
Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
Improving immune function
Massage can also help with the treatment of:
Insomnia related to stress
Low back pain
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
Upper back and neck pain