The benefits of regular massage are similar to regular meditation in that it reduces the stress chemicals in your body. This helps you to deal with pain more easily, reduces blood pressure, helps you sleep better and generally feel more relaxed in your daily life.
Massage also reduces stress and anxiety, improves circulation, reduces swelling and boosts the immune system through cellular waste elimination. It relieves muscle tension and improves muscle tone, and reduces inflammation in joints and soft tissue. It alleviates pain and stiffness and improves flexibility. It can also help prevent injury by helping muscles and joints to be in alignment and working correctly.