Thursday, April 3, 2008

More is better: you can't overdose on massage! is running an interesting article about the benefits of massage. The article outlines some studies by the University of Miami's Touch Research Institute (TRI), that consistently reinforce the huge benefits of caring touch to infants.

It also describes the growing adoption of massage by the medical community, both with post-surgery patients and terminally ill patients.

It highlights the ability of massage to reduce stress and promote relaxation, and concludes with the obvious fact - it leaves people feeling great!

My favourite quote is from Dr. Maria Hernandez-Reif, one of the lead researchers at TRI who, along with colleague Tiffany Field, has been proving the efficacy of massage for years. She says that "massage is not a "drug" on which you can overdose."

I couldn't agree more!

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