Massage Research

Researchers Find That Massage Has Physiological Effects

53 adults, half of whom received a 45 minute Swedish massage, the other half received a 45 minute light touch session. The subjects who received the Swedish massage showed a significant decrease in cortisol (stress hormone) and arginine vasopressin (hormone linked to aggressive behavior), and showed a significant increase in lymphocytes (white blood cells – immunity).

All that to say: massage is good for you, and now there’s some scientific proof.

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