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Stress Awareness Month: Turn to Massage Therapy

Stress Awareness Month: Turn to Massage Therapy

With only a couple weeks left of April, take time to recognize and make the most of Stress Awareness Month. Every April for the past 25 years, thousands have celebrated and promoted effective techniques for relieving stress. If left unchecked, stress can lead to health problems ranging from depression and malaise, to life threatening illnesses like heart attacks and cancer.

First step: awareness. More than anything else, massage therapy has proved beneficial in calming and relieving tension and anxiety in stressed-out people. Considerable research indicates that the numerous physical and psychological effects of stress can be counter balanced by regular massage therapy. Trigger point therapy has shown results in decreasing heart rate and systolic blood pressure—two major indicators of stress.

The Soma Institute offers a comprehensive 11 & 15-month Clinical Massage Therapy Program which prepares students for a profession as a massage practitioner. For those interested in health and wellness—and helping clients overcome a life of stress and sickness—a career in massage therapy could be the perfect fit. Learn more about Soma’s programs by calling 1.800.694.5314.