Massage therapy has become extremely popular because it not only helps in relaxation of the body but is also used as a preventative treatment option for various ailments. The benefits of massage based therapy are wide and varied. For lower back pain, for instance, massage work better than spinal modification and acupuncture. A massage will lessen your reliance on painkillers by as much as 36%. Headaches, particularly migraines, can also be controlled using massages and have been shown to help people sleep better. In osteoarthritis patients, massages are effective against fatigue and nausea, swelling, and pain. The side effects of the treatment for cancer are also relieved or controlled to a certain extent when massages are used as complementary treatment. A large number of studies reveal the efficacy of massages against anxiety and depression.