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3 Reasons to Get a Massage in October

A growing body of research supports massage therapy for health and wellness. Find out why October is the perfect time to take advantage of the many health benefits of massage.

1. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
New research indicates massage therapy shows promise for reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue, and anxiety in cancer populations. Research also shows massage therapy can reduce stress, nausea, depression, distress and fatigue, while improving health related quality of life for cancer patients.

Related: Cancer & Massage Therapy: Essential Contraindications | 2.5 Credit Hours

2. Destress Before the Holidays
Has the back-to-school routine and the impending holiday season left you feeling more stressed than normal? Massage therapy is a proven stress reliever.

Related: Relief Within Reach: Massage & Stress | 2.5 Credit Hours

3. National Massage Therapy Awareness Week is October 23-29
AMTA massage therapists across the country will promote the many benefits of massage for health and wellness through massage demonstrations, educational events, special client promotions and other awareness activities.

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