There are myriad forms of massage and just as many reasons for indulging in the soothing yet invigorating service.
But for Helen Lind, of North Muskegon, a massage simply makes her feel better.

She has gotten massages for 20 years to relax her muscles, to help repair damage, and “for my sanity,” she says.
Her children know that their mother’s favorite present is a gift certificate for a massage.

Guy Maloche, of Fruitport, gets a massage every couple of months.

He says he coordinates his massages with chiropractic appointments, which help align his spine.

Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 10, 2009