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Did you know massage is probably the oldest and simplest form of healthcare?

  • It is depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings.
  • It is mentioned in ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Indian texts.
  • The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates describes the practice of anatripis or “rubbing up.”

Massage is scientifically shown to be effective treatment for the following conditions:

  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Post-operative pain

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Therapeutic massage is increasingly being promoted by healthcare providers to their patients

  • More than 54 million American adults (17%) report discussing massage therapy with their doctors or health care providers.
  • Of those 17% who discussed massage with their doctor or healthcare provider, 71% of their doctors or health care providers strongly recommended or encouraged massage.
  • More than half of massage therapists (63%) receive referrals from healthcare professionals.

Massage is beneficial for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly

  • Babies fall asleep faster when massaged than when rocked, and they stay asleep rather than waking the moment Mom tiptoes away.
  • When massaged regularly, children suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and autism experienced decreased pain, decreased anxiety, and decreased inattentiveness.
  • Massage therapy can help to partially restore mobility to the elderly afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and arthritis, and can also reduce levels of anxiety, depression, and the effects of loneliness.