Regular massage is clinically proven to reduce chronic stress and pain During your massage session, relaxation begins to permeate your body. Your mind becomes more peaceful, muscles relax to a natural state of rest and your daily anxieties slowly subside. As you relax, you may even notice slower deep breathing, reduced pressure in the head and low-back pain recedes. Like many of us, you may have experienced those times when a single massage provided amazing, short-term relief from pain or stress. But as you returned to your normal activities, the chronic pain and tension came creeping back over time, contributing to headaches or flare-ups of fibromyalgia, TMJD or old injuries..