Enjoyed this article about the benefits of massage on a variety of conditions.
Masseurs and other therapists are not allowed to make claims about improvements for many specific conditions so we will let this article and its supporting studies do the talking.
The author talks about a study which demonstrated the game changing effects of Swedish Massage. This technique decreased levels of the stress hormones cortisol and arginine vasopressin. So, in addition to reducing stress, pain and muscle tension – often viewed as “shorter term” effects of massage, the chemical changes triggered by this treatment take it to another level.