Medical massage has been proven to relieve pain, improve mobility, reduce stress, and enhance mood. Based on the specific style of massage, different techniques may include cupping, gentle rocking, pressing, rubbing or tapping. Medical massage can also relieve pain and inflammation for anyone who have chronic health conditions, including cancer, arthritis, joint problems or spinal cord injuries. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), a regular massage can also help "relieve emotional stress and tension." Massage therapy offers many other health benefits for patients, including reducing the common effects of aging, boosting energy levels and mental awareness, reducing the risk of injury and even improving fertility sometimes.