I used to think that getting a massage was a luxury, and I guess in some ways it is, but I also believe there are many benefits. Check out this Newsweek article on the benefits of touch therapy/massage.
You do have to find the right therapist, though. The one I had yesterday worked a bit too hard to alieviate some of the knots in my shoulders and back, and it left me so sore today. Maybe I didn't drink enough water afterwards to flush my system. Apparently, that is essential to prevent next-day soreness. In this case, though, I'm going to have to ask this particular therapist to ease up, which I've never had to do before. I would rather the therapist massage a little too hard than too lightly. I don't want to pay for a back rub!
So, dear reader, do you get massages? Every now and then? Regularly? Once in a great while? If you've never had one, it's a treat that I highly recommend.