Massage therapy is a professional health care discipline. It’s based in ancient traditions (over 3,000 years old!) and has many physiological and general wellness benefits. In the health care setting, it’s provided by qualified professional Massage Therapists and is often used as a part of a pain management strategy. It can also be adapted for general well-being. Dr. Sharon Weinstein, chief of holistic medicine at the Salt Lake City VAMC, offers a 20-minute self-care head and neck massage video that you can use over and over to help you relax.