Massage has a myriad of benefits for anyone, injured or not. Massage improves circulation to keep muscles pliable and resilient. It improves healing by moving circulation into areas that are congested with inflammation. It can help prevent atrophy resulting from inactivity due to pain. It relieves the physical and chemical effects of stress.
Massage enhances athletic performance because it treats the adhesions between muscle fibers that are a natural result of vigorous exercise. Getting massage regularly can add years to your life.