Studies show that there’s more to the pleasure of a massage than the excitement of touchy-feely. (ask anyone who’s had one). Massage produces measurable immune system changes.
Massage is a great hands-on health improver. In the study – the massage recipients saw significant decreases in stress hormones and increases in the body’s production of various cells that boost immune system response.
Cutting through the fluff – to you and me – a single massage can help boost the immune system and help cope much btter with stress, even if you’re not sick or stressed out. Biological changes do occur from even a single massage session, and these changes may benefit even a healthy individual.