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

Mayo Clinic – Stress Management - Massage: Get in touch with its many health benefits. Web. 14, February, 2012

Find a Massage Therapist:

American Massage Therapy Association – Find a Massage Therapist. Web. 14, February, 2012

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

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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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