A massage is all about getting pampered and relaxing so much that you feel like you’re going to melt into the table — or so a lot of us think.
And, sure, a good massage should do all these things, but there’s so much more it can do for you, including working out tight muscles and knots of tension.
“Massage is such an amazing tool for wellness,” says Wil Lewis, a New York City-based massage therapist. “From both the psychological and physical aspects, there’s a lot there.”
From easing chronic pain to helping you sleep better, here are seven real benefits of massage — and the science behind them.