Whether it is an aching back, recovery from an injury, a case of carpal tunnel syndrome, or a host of other debilitating physiological conditions, there's no doubt massage and bodywork works to relieve pain.
Massage therapy is highly effective for pain relief, but is an amazing preventative therapy as well. Massage helps build and maintain a healthy body (and mind), it combats stress, and it works to keep the immune system strong. In short, massage can keep on working for you, even after the pain is gone.
If it's been a while since you booked your last massage - because your pain is no longer an issue or your injury has been fully rehabbed - you might want to consider massage for preventive care.