During the course of the day can people can start to feel depressed, anxious and hostile. Stresses of work, family, life can wind our bodies up tight, leaving the person short tempered and with high levels of anxiety. There can be many reasons for this, and one reason is high blood pressure. Studies have shown that regular massages can help to decrease blood pressure and the production of cortisol, which in turn helps to lower anxiety levels, lowing depression and the feelings of hostility.