One of the most common and beneficial parts of the body for massage is the back, since the nerves run through the spine.

A good back massage can help relieve lower back pain. After a strenuous workout or after a whole day sitting at your desk, your back muscles are likely to become tense from an incorrect posture or repetitive use. When a massage therapist works on your back,tension is released, stiffness is decreased and mobility is increased.

Repetitive motion or immobility may cause neck and shoulder pain. An upper back massage may help relieve the tension in this area, reduce the pain from muscle spasms and reduce severity and frequency of migraines. A back massage also stimulates circulation and increases blood flow to the area. This will help bring oxygenated blood and nutrients to the muscles and major organs.

A back massage relaxes the larger muscles and relieves tension that may be causing you to have a difficult time falling asleep or staying in a deep sleep. This allows you to have full sleep cycles necessary for optimum performance and good health.