Beyond helping you feel pampered, does a massage have any other effects? “Some types of massage have been proven to be effective for relaxation, such as Swedish massage,” says Edzard.
The science bit
The evidence is limited for other benefits, but The National Institutes of Health in the US has suggested that massage might help with poor sleep, while another study suggested it could lower blood pressure.
Find out more
Find a therapist at the Association of Massage Therapists: amt.org.au
Another study suggested it could lower blood pressure