Massage techniques are designed to provide pain relief, reduce stress and improve mobility in our daily life. Therapeutic massage improves joint flexibility, offers pain relief and relaxes tight muscles.
Tension builds in muscles to compromise and protect painful areas causing inceased pain and not relief. Massage therapy for chronic pain reduces tension by encouraging relaxation. Once relaxed, the patient experiences much needed pain relief.
A massage once a year will be relaxing, but it can’t undo chronic muscle tension. Typically, once every week or two is ideal for keeping your muscle tissue pliable and in good shape.
Source: Harvard Medical School