One of the key benefits of massage therapy is that it can be very good to help with damaged muscles and strains etc. It has also been shown recently by researchers in Canada that massage can help with pain relief of damaged muscles by sending anti-inflammation messages to the cells of the muscles.
This is one of the reasons why massage has been very popular with athletes over the years who use it to help with painful injuries and to assist with the recovery of injuries. It has now been shown that massage actually cuts out pain on a cellular level in the same way the anti-inflammatory pills does.
Although enough studies have been done yet and not clinically proven it is also suggested that massage could also be good to help the elderly who may suffer from muscoskeletal issues. This does offer a great alternative to those that are not keen on taking things like anti-inflammatory medicines whether they are concerned about side effects, becoming addicted or perhaps even in some cases are allergic to the medicines that they require.
Going the natural route obviously does have numerous benefits and as well as being widely used for things like muscles aches and pains etc, massage has also proved to be very beneficial to others in other areas.
One such area is something like tantric massage, which although is thought of generally quite an erotic form of therapy in general, it has been quite widely reported that as well that as well as being good for relaxing and helping one to distress it can also help in other areas such as with problems like sexual dysfunction and libido which or course generally are traditionally treated with medicines etc. and therefore an alternative to this can only be described as a good thing.