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1. It reduces stress hormone levels

Several studies have shown that massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which among many other benefits helps slow your heart rate, and brings your blood pressure down.

2. It boosts your immunity

By reducing stress and stress hormones, massage boosts the levels of “natural killer cells” in your body, which are your first defense against invaders.  Massage has been shown to even boost immunity in people with severely decreased immune systems, such as patients with breast cancer.

3. It’s a great pain reliever

Whether you’ve got muscular pain, chronic headaches or a migraine, or even cramps, massage has been shown to significantly decrease and relieve pain. One of our clients woke up with a headache three days in a row last week, a sign that he was trying to do too much in too little time. A one hour massage cured the headaches completely!

4. It boosts your mood

As if a wonderful, healing, relaxing visit to a spa wasn’t enough, treatments such as massage increase your brain’s level of feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin.

5. It relieves PMS symptoms for women

A small study of a group of women with severe PMS found that massage reduced a variety of symptoms such as pain, water retention, and mood swings.  Now there’s some ammunition that might seriously convince your spouse necessity of your spa visit! How much happier a place this world would be, if all women were treated to a spa visit a minimum of once a month? We do what we can for world peace!