Massage benefits your health, so much that even some hospitals are making them a standard therapy for patients undergone surgery. Along with promoting relaxation and improving your sense of well-being, getting a massage has been shown to: 1) Relieve pain from migraines, labor, fibromyalgia and even cancer. 2) Boost levels of attention and alertness. 3) Increase your body’s natural killer cells (white blood cells), which help your immune system to defend against illness. 4) Reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and ease insomnia. 5) Decrease symptoms of PMS for women.