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“Research shows that it increases levels of the good-mood chemicals serotonin and dopamine (the same chemicals increased by some antidepressant medications); physically loosens tight muscles, ligaments, and tendons; and causes the body to release food-absorption hormones. Last but not least, rubdowns decrease levels of cortisol, the stress chemical that makes us feel emotionally and physically tense and hinders our ability to focus.”

Segal, Emma. “Healing Hands: The Power Of Massage Therapy.” Biography 6.4 (2002): 68. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7 Dec. 2011.