Most people think of massage therapy as a luxury to enjoy at resorts, on cruise ships or in day spas. But science is revealing that there’s a lot more to massage therapy than just a relaxing rubdown. Many members of the mainstream medical community are recommending massage therapy for its ability to help patients manage pain, relieve anxiety and improve overall health.

Peer-reviewed research from around the world continues to show significant benefits of massage therapy. For example … research has found Massage therapy can be used to reduce pain, anxiety and depression in children suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.

Lexington Clipper-Herald, Lexington, Nebraska, Dec. 14, 2010