Massage Therapy has been an important part of a healthy lifestyle all throughout history. The benefits range from simple mental relaxation to pre- and post-operative medical remedies. Massage therapy has proven remarkably effective for stress relief. It results in lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, while increasing oxytocin and serotonin which act as mood relaxers. Giving your body the experience of being truly relaxed makes it easier to recreate that sensation in everyday life. It can help improve your posture, promote blood circulation, relieve stiff muscles, lower blood pressure, and even increase your flexibility.