Chapter 37


An oil massage, a hot bath, a good night’s sleep,
soft smells and music and clothes with soft textures
denote sensuality to me.

Padma Lakshmi

Massaging is the technique of application of pressure to different parts of the body to soothe it.

A body massage helps relax the muscles and bones. A head massage helps relax the mind and by stimulating blood flow to the brain slows down balding.

The better flow of blood circulation also results in heightened alertness of the brain, enhancing efficiency at work.

Massage is also meditative in nature. This is as during a massage the mind relaxes and slows down and at times can even put you to sleep.

Massage therapies are well developed in the Orient, the Middle East and Sweden.

The Touch Research Institute at the medical school at Miami has done extensive research on massage therapy. It has found that it not only helps alleviating pain in diseases like arthritis, back pains, and headaches but also helps the body release less of cortisol the stress hormone. Thus helping cope with challenges of depression and insomnia.

Massage relaxes you and

reduces stress.