Massage Therapy is a type of integrative medicine in which a massage therapist manipulates your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. In massage therapy, a trained, certified medical professional (massage therapist) manipulates the soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue includes muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin.
Studies of massage benefits have found massage can:
Help reduce stress
Lessen pain and muscle tension
Improve immune function