massage therapy is a good way to relax.
Massages can precipitate strong stimuli, that's the reason why the way of doing a massage and intensity should orientate on the individual pain condition of a woman.
During a massage therapy the inner organs should be acted on, like your uterus, bladder, gut and ovaries. It should act stimulating and regenerating.
Possible massages are foot reflexology, lymph drainage, acupressure, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, shiatsu and other manual techniques.
The intention of doing a massage therapy is to improve you perfusion - especially the one of the muscles - and to relax braced muscles to reduce the pain. Also scars, scar tissue and adhesions can be influenced by the massage.