Improving one’s posture is a highly beneficial aspect of massage therapy because it can help relieve pain caused by everyday living. Massage therapy helps to correct the positions and movements developed over time as a reaction to pain. This pain can cause people to compensate by sitting or standing in awkward positions. This unnatural positioning of the body is responsible for issues such as neck and lower back pain. Massage therapy can improve or correct these issues by relaxing stiffness and releasing knots in the muscle tissue. Regular massage therapy increases circulation and reduces pressure on sensitive nerves, freeing the body from chronic pain, and encouraging the body to return to its proper alignment.