My wife is a licensed massage therapist in New York City. In her own words:
"Everyone can benefit from therapeutic massage. If you are working long hours at a desk, on your feet all day, experiencing fatigue, carrying heavy bags, raising children, training for a marathon, suffering from a past injury, recovering from a recent injury, suffering from chronic pain or illness, experiencing muscle tension or stiffness, headaches, anxiety, gastrointestinal dysfunction, circulatory problems, or are just not feeling your best, massage therapy can make a difference.
"Massage therapy is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. I am a New York State Licensed and Nationally certified massage therapist, offering skilled therapeutic muscular and fascial bodywork to people seeking chronic or acute pain relief, relaxation, increased flexibility, or overall well-being. I graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City, and am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I have extensive bodywork experience and have treated over a thousand clients. I work with each client individually to develop a custom program for their needs. "