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Housecall for Health: Massage Science

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A massage relaxes more than just the muscles, it relaxes the mind, too.  And scientists may have found out why that is.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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Researchers say they’ve found the science behind the good feeling of a massage.  A study at the California Institute of Technology discovered neurons in mice that produce feel-good chemicals in the body when massaged.

Neuroscientists say if humans have the same neurons, the future could hold a drug that activates them, making that relaxing feeling as simple as taking a pill.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

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