1. A 2009 study of 30 participants showed that a full body massage boosted immune function and lowered heart rate and blood pressue in women with breast cancer undergoing radiation treatment.
2. A 45-minute massage let to a small reducton in cortisol levels (cortisol is a stress hormone), decrease in cytokine proteins related to inflammation and allergic reactions, and boost in white blood cells.
3. There are some initial evidence that massage can be used to treat pain specially back pain and osteoarthritis symptoms specially of the knee.
Now, I feel a lot better when I get a massage because I know that I'm simply not just pampering myself but also becoming healthier and achieve vibrancy!