Research has shown massage has positive effects on . . .
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome * Fibromyalgia
Headaches * Multiple Sclerosis
Premenstrual Symptoms * Job Performance
Stress * Anxiety
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome * Chronic Pain
Temporary Pain * Range of Motion
According to the winter 2004 edition of The Medical Arts Press newsletter, Like It Is, "massage stimulates circulation,
which increases vital supplies of oxygen and nutrients to the body. It increases cell metabolism and facilitates removal
of waste products. It maintains efficiency of the body's immune system by aiding lymph flow. It relaxes and tones
muscle; stretches the connective tissues of joints and increases ranges of motion..."
"Massage is one of the oldest known methods of promoting healing. When performed properly it can loosen secretions
and clear congestion. It aids circulation by enhancing blood supply to the area, thus promoting healing. Massage is a
great way to relax muscles, relieve spasms and reduce pain. It can aid in restoring motion and function, as well as
reducing and preventing edema..." as written by Gail A. Chester in According to Modern Medical Assisting.
Research has shown 15-minute chair massages decrease job stress, increase alertness and increase speed and
accuracy of arithmetic problem solving.
Almost 90% of visits to primary care physicians, i.e. Medical Doctors, are for stress-related ailments. Prescriptions
mask most symptoms, while the personal contact through massage, as well as other alternative care, stimulates and
aids in resolving or curing the cause.
Health costs are on the rise! Health care costs are almost 50% greater for those workers reporting elevated levels of
Stress is the cause of approximately 40% of job turnovers.
By taking preventative measures, your company can save money on job stress-related expenses, including but not
limited to, employee hiring, employee training, employee unemployment, diminished productivity, absenteeism and
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