Massage – What Makes Olga Run

In the book “What Makes Olga Run”, author Bruce Grierson speaks as to how his story’s protagonist, ageing athlete Olga Kotelko, swears by self-massage, and talks briefly about why he things massage therapy is so appealing to many: “There’s little evidence that massage does much for us besides relieve pain.  But it clearly has a primal appeal.  The firm, predictable, licked-by-momma’s-tongue reassurance of massage is something people crave almost from the get-go.  Studies have shown that preemie babies who receive massage grow and develop more quickly and stay healthier than babies who don’t.”

What Makes Olga Run - Colin Badali