Massage is becoming more and more a medicinal procedure rather than just a leisure past time. Much more research has been done on the medical benefits of massage in the past 20 years in the Western world. In the East, massage has been used for centuries not just as a relaxation technique, but more so as a healing aspect of the bodies immune system.
It has been shown in many studies that massage not only helps with inflammation throughout the body, but it also helps to release and dispense with hormones that may cause stress and depression.
These studies are not based on the mood of patients once they are done, but rather on enzymes found in saliva samples of various test groups. So take a look at the research and find one more reason to get a massage on a regular basis!
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