I love a good massage. I even love a mediocre massage.

I know there are people who can’t stand being touched, and I respect that. But I also think they’re nuts.

The older we get, the more we need wise hands to sense our tight spots, stimulate blood flow and release our stress.

They relieve aching muscles, soothe joint pain, help prevent sports injuries and release energy blocks — physical and emotional — that keep us from living our healthiest, happiest life.

For me, 60 minutes is never enough. Like vegetables on your dinner plate, the more, the better, I figure.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, Sept. 27, 2011