Stress is caused by a lot of factors in modern life. Some physical and physiological and others outside of our bodies and our control.
Massage helps relaxation by inducing the release of endorphins or tempering neuromuscular activity where necessary. The use of touch found useful in ancient Greece and China, combined with modern understanding of anatomy and physiology is combined to induce relaxation and drastically reduce stress levels.
Realigning the body from head to toe removes physical tension, while passive movement of muscle using different massage strokes provides a sensation of gentle exercise with the benefit of hormone release to provide an overall gentle sense of euphoric relaxation.