Ever wonder why it feels so good to have someone touch your back with even the slightest bit pressure? For thousands of years, Western culture has used massage therapy as a noninvasive way of healing our bodies. Massage has shown to help with minor muscle pain, stress, the immune system, and your overall happiness! Not only does massage release tension in your body, but it releases the same chemicals in your brain that lead to happiness and a sense of ease and love. Check out this article for further reading! Health Benefits of Massage (all rights to the article belong to Meredith Corporation and Meredith Fitness Magazine).