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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