All human beings are born with the need for touch.
Research has identified what we always knew instinctively: We thrive on touch from infancy through childhood to adolescence. Therapeutic touching and massage create the bricks and mortar to sustain healthy growth, social and psychological balance throughout development, and maturity into old age. We can all benefit from the therapeutic effects found in the structured touch of massage.
The three most common reasons why people get massages are to relax, reduce stress, and relieve muscle soreness, stiffness, or spasms.