If you have been in an automobile accident, your doctor may prescribe massage as a part of your treatment plan. Massage can address the stress that goes with the trauma after the car accident. It can help relieve many of the symptoms by reducing stress, swelling, pain, and improving circulation and range of motion. immediately after a car accident, massage therapy can help you recover by helping restore balance to your autonomic nervous system. Relaxation benefits can help reverse the effects of shock on the nervous system. Massage also promotes circulation of the blood and lymph which can reduce the swelling(edema) that occurs during the injury. The goal of massage for workers' compensation is to get the client back to work. A doctor's referral is needed for these incidents.