The benefits of massage therapy extend much further than merely relaxation. Regularly scheduled massages may improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, increase range of motion, improve posture, enhance sleep quality and diminish stress levels. Massage therapy is also helpful in treating long-term conditions like tension headaches, neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, jaw (TMJ) pain, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Massage is known to enhance your body’s healing process. It can also help speed the recovery process for muscle strains, overuse injuries, whiplash injuries, and in many cases is beneficial post-operatively once scar tissue healing is complete.