Psych central web site articles state that massage will "Reduces anxiety by half and reduces depression" and "temporarily reduce pain and depression in advanced cancer".
I get a massage every week. I have received massages in moments when I cannot put my head in the face cradle because it feels like I can not breath. I know the firm comforting healthy touch of massage will help me find my balance and boundaries. Massage will calm the overall anxiety and tension that has arisen.
Massage is my safe place. Massage gives me resilience.
Be Healthy. Stay Healthy. Massage.