Massage can be complementary to modern medicine or even possibly an alternative to it. Research and numerous studies have shown massage therapy is helpful by reducing pain and stress of all levels. Massage increases circulation which can speed up injury recovery time while breaking up scar tissue. Because of these many benefits, more and more medical specialists are recommending massage therapy to their patients. People who receive regular massage report they have more joint flexibility, more restful sleep, better concentration, increased stamina, less headaches, and an ease in occurrence of digestion issues.