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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

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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EmpowHER Guest

Massage helps ease the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches. Therefore, it is advisable to take massage therapy session once in 10-15 days.

July 26, 2016 - 9:36pm
EmpowHER Guest

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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