Click on this link below to read what the National Center For Complimentary and Integrated Health writes in reference to Massage Therapy: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/massage.
Read the views from the world renowned mayo clinic regarding massage therapy here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/massage-therapy/details/mayo-clinic-approach/orc-20178793.
Here is an abstract from a clinical trial sponsored by another world renowned institution, and innovator, in cancer treatment, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and the National Cancer Institute.
This study notes the results massage therapy has on cancer patients. Click on the link to read the abstract: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00082290?term=NCT00082290&rank=1.
This link provides the findings from a pilot study performed by the International Journal Of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. During the study massage therapy was performed on patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
During this study massage therapy was used to help with pain management along with the intent to improve, or reduce effects from other symptoms.
You can read the abstract here: http://www.ijtmb.org/index.php/ijtmb/article/view/327