Massages reduce your anxiety levels, blood pressure and heart rate. People with low levels have better immunity. The key to a healing massage is pressure. Tell your masseur that there's no need to be gentle. Get enough pressure to indent your skin, but don't press so hard that it hurts. Pain raises your stress levels instead of lowering them. The more often you get massages the better. Every time you lay on the table, you give your immunity a boost.