I have had clients come to my massage practice in York who have sought treatment after an assault. Often the assaults are work-based, when a carer may be attacked by a client. The resulting injury can be complex. Not only is there the trauma to the muscle and soft tissue, but also the psychological trauma, which can get locked into the body.
Massage can sooth the soft tissue, relax the muscles and also release the psychological trauma that has got locked into the body as well.