|Massages’ healing powers have been used in many cultures for thousands of years. Touching has a natural ability to help relieve pain and stress. Scientists have seen the benefits of massage in a wide range of areas from helping cope with diseases to alleviating daily stressors. Massage does more than just a feel good sense; it helps release endorphins, which can serve as natural pain relievers. During massage therapy, increasing doses of endorphins are released into the blood. This can be best witnessed in the sleepy, relaxed feeling experienced after a massage. Dr. Candace Pert, the founder of endorphins states, “From my research with endorphins, I know the power of touch to stimulate and regulate our natural chemicals, the ones that are tailored to act at precisely the right times in exactly the appropriate dosages to maximize our feelings of health and well-being.”
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