What’s the Bottom Line?
How much do we know about massage?
A lot of research on the effects of massage therapy has been carried out.
What do we know about the effectiveness of massage?
While often preliminary or conflicting, there is scientific evidence that massage may help with back pain and may improve quality of life for people with depression, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.
What do we know about the safety of massage?
Massage therapy appears to have few risks if it is used appropriately and provided by a trained massage professional.