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Many folks receive massages on a regular basis. A number of these folks are mothers and they provide the benefit of stretching the muscles and relaxing the stressed areas that can occasionally be debilitating. Exercise has been shown to raise the blood flow to the muscles and helps to speed up the recovery process for athletes who perform physical therapy after training. As a person ages, they might find that they need to extend their muscles out periodically. A massage therapist can loosen up tight muscles and to help a client achieve relaxation. Comfort is always beneficial and is an equally important part of achieving a good health balance.