The Wall Street Journal: Massage as Medicine
A recent report released by The Wall Street Journal found that massage therapy has a large number of health benefits. Besides the assumed positive aspects of massage therapy like relaxation and stress-reduction, the study reported a variety of specific health-related benefits. These include reducing asthma in children; lowering pain associated to osteoarthritis; boosting the immune function in breast cancer patients; and lowering levels of cortisol and inflammation in a variety of other health-related situations.
These findings reinforce the belief that regular massage therapy can create sustained, positive biological changes that can last for several days or weeks. As part of a treatment regimen, massage therapy can provide a significantly cheaper version of healthcare for many patients undergoing serious health issues.
The Soma Institute in Chicago trains in all aspects of massage therapy—from hydrotherapy and deep tissue massage, to sports and Swedish massage therapy—and is the only U.S. school that offers a diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy. Without spending years in school, Soma can give you the training and support needed to embark on a career you’ll love. Give Soma a call for more information at 1.800.694.5314.