From Men's Health Magazine
July/August 2008 - Page 36 - Touchy-Feely Health Advice
Massages may add years to your life, according
to a new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine.
People who went for a single deep-tissue massage showed an average 7-point
drop in both their systolic and diastolic blood pressures, as well as an
11 beats-per-minute decrease in their resting heart rates. Over time,
these subtractions could add as many as 6 years to a person's life span,
says the study author, Alan Kaye, M.D., Ph.D. "The benefits of
massage actually last for days, and the more you experience them, the more
likely your body is to adjust permanently."