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Massage Therapy in Times of Illness: USA Today

Massage Therapy in Times of Illness: USA Today

Massage therapy has shown to have a profound impact on the body’s chemistry during times of illness, according to USA Today. With numerous studies boasting the health benefits of massage, people are increasingly engaging in massage therapy for medical purposes. Besides aiding in the circulation of oxygen and other nutrients in the body, massage therapy helps relieve stress and works with the myofascial aspects of the body helping to facilitate greater mobility.

In addition, the American Massage Therapy Association released findings supporting massage therapy as a complementary treatment for other medical reasons such as chronic back pain, anxiety, and high blood pressure. It has also shown to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine—neurotransmitters that help significantly reduce the anxiety and depression that often accompany physical illness.

The Soma Institute in Chicago has brought together students from all backgrounds to train in the healing arts profession. The only U.S. school that offers a diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy, The Soma Institute believes in massage with a purpose and gives their students the experience they need to succeed in the real world. Find out more about training at the Soma Institute by calling today at 1.800.694.5314.