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Massage Therapy: The Good, The Bad, and The Really Good

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I thought about just getting dressed again. I’d go out and tell him that I had forgotten that I had another appointment and I couldn’t stay.

Instead, I finished undressing and the completely naked me scrambled underneath the red sheet and pulled it up to my chin. There I was, stiff as a board, heart pounding, perspiration beading my brow, shadowy candles flickering in the corners, lying in wait.

This was the first part of a two-part article. Click here for Part Two

Further reading to learn more about the benefits of massage therapy:

Medicine Net – Massage Therapy. Web. 14, February, 2012
http://www.medicinenet.com/massage_therapy/article.htm

Mayo Clinic – Stress Management - Massage: Get in touch with its many health benefits. Web. 14, February, 2012
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/massage/SA00082

Find a Massage Therapist:

American Massage Therapy Association – Find a Massage Therapist. Web. 14, February, 2012
http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/results.html?q=&l=davie%2c+flori...

Reviewed February 15, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

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I think its important to have massage therapy as a treatment option. I recently started offering my patients in Longview WA massage to be complimented with their chiropractic adjustments.

March 9, 2012 - 12:05pm
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