Whether you’re on your feet all day or shackled to a desk, there’s no better way to unwind than a relaxing foot, neck or shoulder rub. Now, scientists have discovered another reason to indulge in this simple pleasure: massage can lessen depression, lower blood pressure and even help to ward off colds. When was the last time you had one? What are the benefits? Massages don’t just feel good, they do good, benefiting almost every part of the body. The main benefits of massage are improved circulation and movement. Waste products, such as lactic and carbonic acids, build up in muscle through the course of everyday activities and increasing blood.