Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: the ancient. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression, and more. Massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness. Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissue and joints of the body. The soft tissues include muscle, skin, tendons and associated fascia, ligaments and joint capsules.