Experts estimate that 80 to 90 percent of disease is related to stress. Yes, disease is STRESS-related. Massage and bodywork exist to reduce that overwhelming number by helping us remember what it means to relax. The physical changes massage can have upon your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers blood pressure, improves recovery from injury, helps you sleep better and can improve your concentration. And as an extra added bonus, it reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to better-handle those stressful situations.