The Nuance

The Science-Backed Benefits of Massage

Research uncovers how the right touch fights pain and boosts your immune system

Markham Heid
Elemental
Published in
4 min readJun 6, 2019

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TThink back to the last time you banged your head on a cupboard or knocked your knee on a table. The first thing you probably did, apart from cursing, was knead the offended body part with your fingers. You didn’t think about…

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Markham Heid
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.