An increasing number of research studies show that massage therapy is beneficial for an array of health conditions, especially those linked to stress related tension, which health care professionals account for 80 to 90% of disease.
Just a few of the physical benefits of massage therapy are: pain relief, increased energy, increased circulation, improved posture, relief of tension headaches and migraines and a strengthened immune system.
In addition to the physical benefits there are numerous positive effects massage has on our mental and emotional health including enhanced sleep quality, improved concentration, increased alertness, and reduced mental tension.
Just receiving caring human touch through massage is very therapeutic and helpful in dealing with stress, grief, loneliness, anxiety and depression, therefore it's often prescribed by psychologists. It's a wonderful way to nurture ourselves to health.