When Chinese herbalist Li Ching-Yuen died in 1933, he was one of the oldest men that ever lived (to a claimed age of 197 years old). His self-professed secret to attaining such a long life was keeping a calm & peaceful mind. We now understand that his philosophy was not incorrect. Chronic stress can lead to coronary heart desease, Alzheimer's, over/under eating, trouble sleeping and many other conditions. "Inner turmoil is a common regreat among elderly people", says author Karl Pillemer. After interviewing 1,000 people between the ages 65-108, Pillemer found pointless worrying to be among their top life regrets. In my experience, massage therapy helps establish a sustainable and healthy mindset that enriches both our physical and emotional wellbeing.