But there are other, more surprising benefits of massage, including
For pregnant mothers, the beneficial effects are perhaps more astounding, including
For those with ADD/ADHD 30-minute massage sessions can improve concentration. Massage is an effective therapy for children with autism, too.
Massage can also be helpful for those who've experienced some kind of trauma, as our emotional memories are not just laid down in our brains, but throughout our bodies, as neuroscientist Candace Pert proved.
While massage is contraindicated for those with a fever or who've been drinking or taking recreational drugs, there are few conditions that massage therapy doesn't help improve in some way.