Scar tissue occurs when collagen fibers form over an injury during the healing process. … Massage therapy can help to reduce scar appearance and formation. By increasing blood circulation, massage therapists say massage speeds the healing process and prevents the scar from re-opening by remaining pliable.
Massage stimulates the touch, pressure, and proprioceptive receptors of the skin (and underlying tissues.) Massage helps to balance the autonomic nervous system. … Massage can reduce nerve root compression (caused by muscle tension). Massage can be quite effective in treating and reducing pain conditions.