What are the advantages of obtaining massage or bodywork treatments? Massage can help with all of the illnesses listed here and more. Reduce low-back discomfort and increase range of motion. Assist pregnant women with shorter, easier labors and reduce maternity hospital stays. Reduce pharmaceutical reliance. Boost immunity by increasing lymph flow, the body's natural defensive system. Stretch and exercise weak, tight, or atrophied muscles. Assist athletes of all levels in preparing for and recovering from rigorous activities. Improve the condition of the skin, the body's biggest organ. Enhance joint flexibility. Reduce anxiety and sadness.