Obviously massage benefits muscle. But what other things can you do to keep your muscles healthy as you age?
In the Journal of Nutrients 2016 a study compared older populations in Taiwan, not your bodybuilders, and to see what effect protein intake had on muscle mass. Interestingly enough it was found that lower intakes of protein led to loss of muscles mas while increased intakes of protein led to an increase of muscle mass. The study included both plant based protein and animal protein.
So as you get older check with your MD and make sure you are getting your recommended amount of protein. It should help your massage too.