Everybody knows how good it feels to get your back or neck rubbed, but most don’t know the benefits of a full body massage by a therapist.
According to a CNN.com article you can expect the following benefits:
Reduces Pain. Anyone who’s had a massage knows the pain releaving effects. I have used a therapist to help with lower back pain.
Wake-up. Research shows brain wave activity stimulated by massage is linked to improved attention.
Goodbye colds. Massage has been shown to boost “natural killer cells”, which helps the immune system defend against illness.
Increased left lobe activity. Research shows an increase in the left side of the brains activity, which is activated when we’re happy. This explains why people “feel better” after a massage.
Decreased PMS symptoms. Self explanatory.