Sunday, October 19, 2008

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

October 19-25 is National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Massage therapy has been used throughout the centuries as one of the simplest forms of medical care. Today it is still widely practiced for pain management, to help alleviate emotional stress and to promote relaxation. Massage has also been shown to improve the function of the circulatory, lymphatic, immune and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.

The Power of Touch for Pain Relief ~ A growing body of research also shows that massage therapy is effective for relieving and managing chronic and acute pain, a significant national health problem. According to the National Institute for Health, more than one-third of all Americans will suffer from chronic pain at some point in their lives, and approximately 14 percent of all employees take time off from work due to pain. Read entire article.

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  1. As a cancer patient, my doctor suggested I perform self-massage every day to help with the pain. I'd prefer to have a professional massage but when I can't afford it, self-massage is the next best thing.

  2. Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.

  3. Hi Rosa, I hear you on the professional massage. I know I'd prefer that option as well :>). Self-massage is the next best thing. It's free and there's no better way to connect with and nurture yourself. Wishing you all the best!

  4. Mind Body, it's true...people look for happiness everywhere except within themselves. It's a simple, fool-proof solution--probably too simple for some people to grasp.