Massage, especially a holistic massage, can bring with it many health benefits. The deep relaxation that is often reached through massage provides the perfect space for the body to heal on many levels.
Physiologically, deep relaxation supports the function of many systems of the body including the nervous system. The nervous system is responsible for our stress responses. How often do we hear that our health problems both minor and more serious are due to stress? It's a cultural epidemic and is responsible for a vast majority of our physical and emotional health problems.