As good as a back rub from your sweetie feels, sometimes you need the hands of a professional.
That's because a growing body of evidence suggests muscle therapy provides a long and varied list of health benefits. In fact, more people get their muscles kneaded and rubbed for medical purposes than they do for relaxation or pampering, according to a recent survey. You know massage helps reduce stress and tension; here are some more potential benefits, based on research compiled by the American Massage Therapy Association:
- Relieve chronic low-back pain
- Ease anxiety
- Reduce blood pressure
- Boost immunity
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