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10 Interesting facts about massage therapy

  1. Julius Caesar used massage to help his epilepsy.

  2. There are about 75 common massage modalities used today.

  3. Stress happens. It’s an avarage part of everyday life, but did you know that 43% of adults suffer adverse health effects – both physiological and mental – from stress? A massage can help reduce everyday stress by helping you relax and relieve tense muscles.

  4. In 1996, massage therapy/bodywork was officially offered for the first time as a core medical service in the Olympics in Atlanta.

  5. Doing massage and gently pulling on your ears – top, middle, and bottom of outer earlobes once per day improves your immune system.

  6. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Are you taking good care of it? A massage helps moisturize and soften your skin, and also helps it detox better too!

  7. Specialized massage improves the flow of lymph through the body, relieving aches, pains, and flu-like symptoms.

  8. A 60 minute massage therapy is about the same as 7-8 hours of sleep to your body.

  9. Bob Hope, who lived to be 100, had daily massage as part of his health regimen.

  10. The massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.

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