Massages have many health benefits | Woman's Doctor

Massages aren't just indulgent, they have more benefits than you may have thought. Ana Lohrmann recently got a massage at Mercy Medical Center's Medi-Spa. After having surgery, she found that it helped her. Registered nurse Donna Chang, director of the Medi-Spa at Mercy Medical Center, said it's about more than relaxation. Therapists said by getting a massage more often, patients can reap many short and long-term health benefits that keep the body healthy, from relieving stress to boosting immunity and reducing the risk of cancer. And, it's important to prepare for a visit to the therapist.