Health Report: Home Massages Boost Wellness
Some things are best left to the pros, but the DIY version of a relaxation massage works well, according to a study from Northumbria University in the U.K. Healthy but frazzled couples took a three-week course to learn a handful of simple massage techniques. Their perceived stress levels diminished, both during the training and afterwards, as they used their new skills. What’s more, both the partner who received the massage and the one who provided it got a wellness boost across eight domains, including energy, pain and mood.