We know massages may help relax you, but massage therapy offers so much more! 1. It Counteracts Sitting Many people suffer from a form of postural stress. This stress often manifests in the shoulder and neck areas. Very long sitting periods over time can cause advanced types of postural stress which often feel as pain or a weakness feeling in the lower back and glutes. So desk workers should be aware. A regularly scheduled massage can help desk workers (and other long-day sitters) by counteracting the imbalance that all that sitting causes. Many desk workers use massage therapy in Toronto after they’re done work for the day. 2. It Soothes.