The long and short of it is that when it's well done, massage therapy helps bodies relax. There are a variety of other benefits, but one could humbly submit just that one benefit and consider the benefits that follow from it for quite a while. If you're the type of reader who needs more than one reason, then read on ...
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Massage may:
Want more information? Need studies to go with those statements? One of Kathleen's teachers keeps a very comprehensive and current bibliography on what art and science know about massage and cancer. You can find citations for the brain and the heart on her website ( https://www.tracywalton.com/bibliography-2/ ). Enjoy!