Massage has long been valued for its therapeutic effects. Two of the most common therapeutic goals of massage are pain reduction and stress relief. Recipients have shown notable pain reduction and improved joint mobilization in just one session. As it breaks up connective tissue, massage also promotes healthy scar formation. Massage has even been used by professional sports teams for its effectiveness in improving athletic performance through its effects on the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. There are numerous psychological benefits and physiological reasons to employ massage, but the most prominent reason by far is it simply feels good!