(HealthDay News) — Massage involves the pressing, rubbing and manipulating of the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, says Mayo Clinic.
Though not a replacement for regular medical care, it can accompany treatment of a range of conditions.
Mayo says benefits of getting a message may include:
- Reduction of pain and muscle tension.
- Less pain from soft-tissue injuries.
- Feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
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