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Many centuries ago in some cultures receiving massage was luxury. In some was and still is everyday family therapy and routine. Now in the western world, it is an absolute necessity.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related and perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. A message is an effective tool for managing stress, which translates into: 

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Greater energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues such as:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins-amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain.

Although be careful who is putting hands on your body. 

If you like the message you probably know that there are many illegal "massage" parlors, not only those once which are providing sexual services along with "massage" but also those once who are not following an OSHA and FDA guidelines.

Why did I put "massage" in anchors?  Massage is a professional term for alternative healthcare. Only trained and licensed professionals may use the term. For example, in NYS there is 1000 hours of education required and very hard long test in order to get the license. Would you go to not licensed MD?

A place which has an SPA business license does not necessarily hire workers who are licensed and trained to this kind of work. Keep in mind that if a service provider does not speak English at least on intermediate level - is most likely not licensed.

Most of the states require licensing and examination in the English language. Therefore the only training non-speaking EN practitioners have is a couple of hours learning how to push hard. The client thinks that this is a great massage and couple days later they are in more pain than before. NOOOOO!!! Run and scream!  Together with a risk of severe neuromuscular injury, not mention joints dislocation and veins claps, you are putting yourself in disease game.

Let's put it this way... How possibly may place be clean if there is no sink in the treatment room? Even if the masseuse went to the bathroom to wash hands, coming back she/he is touching doorknobs, curtains, and cream which was double-dipped and used on someone who maybe was sick. HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis, Fungus and other creatures are hiding in that kind of "cheap massage" places.

Now when you know I hope you will be more careful with your massage place choice.

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