Medical massage has been demonstrated to relieve pain, improve mobility, reduce stress, and improve mood. Based on the specific kind of massage, different techniques can include cupping, gentle rocking, pressing, rubbing or tapping. Medical massage may also relieve inflammation and pain for those with chronic medical 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, such as reducing the common effects of aging, boosting energy levels and mental awareness, reducing the risk of injury and even improving fertility sometimes.