This French dude sure seems to think so. Personally, I think it looks about as relaxing as the last motorcycle wreck I was involved in. Would you want to receive a massage like this?

The victim, I mean client, receiving the massage says it's so relaxing, he "feels shivers." I get shivers, too. This massage gives me the heebie-jeebies. I'm pretty sure even the Geneva Convention bans treatment like this for war prisoners.

Near as I can tell, it's called "stick massage." That would be the "nice" thing to call it. Then again, perhaps it really works.