According to the American Massage Therapy Association, research shows that massage therapy provides
several important health benefits, including the following:
Improved blood circulation. Massage increases blood circulation, which aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity.
Muscle relaxation and improved range of motion. Massage causes the muscles to relax, which improves range of motion and helps prevent insomnia.
Increased endorphin levels. The increase of endorphin levels is actually one of the greatest benefits of massage therapy. Endorphins are the chemicals the body produces that make you feel good, and they are very effective in managing chronic pain.