Housecall for Health: Health Benefits of Massages

A new study is concluding those massage treatments at the spa could be used for more than just relaxation. Massages have been shown to offer many other great health benefits as well.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's Housecall for Health.

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Massages are typically viewed as an occasional treat for pampering. But several new studies prove that it has significant medical benefits, including boosting immune function, keeping asthma symptoms at bay, and increasing strength.

Research even shows giving massages to premature babies helps them gain weight.

This year, the National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $3 million on massage research in hopes to learn more about its advantages.

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