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Massage Therapists

When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions - Jane Harrington

Massage Therapists

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"Want a job that aims, above all else, to make people feel better? Consider becoming a massage therapist. Employing their unique set of tools—"magic hands" and a "magic touch"—massage therapists relieve pain, reduce stress, unwind bound-up muscles, and just plain make people feel better.

With more than 80 types of treatments, massage therapists have many different ways to deliver this relief. Massage therapists can specialize in deep-tissue, acupressure, reflexology, orthopedic, sports massage, and other areas. Often, massage therapists become experts in several modalities, all of which require specific skills and techniques...An increasing number of spas and massage clinics in recent years underscores a growing demand for massage services."

Source: Massage Therapist, U.S. News & World Report

"The stress-relieving benefits of massage have been well documented, but a recent study shows that massage may have more profound benefits that just relieving stress and relaxing tight muscles. The study, published in the journal BMJ, looked at the benefits of massage for brain cancer patients...

For example, while 100 percent of participants reported sadness at the onset of the study, only 40 percent reported sadness after four weeks of massage. The reduction in worries led to improved emotional, social and physical well-being."

Source: Cancer patients feel less distress after massage therapy, study finds, FOX News, February 15, 2013

"The news about the health benefits of massage should come as no surprise, since it is one of the oldest “healing arts” known to man – dating back to 2,700 B.C., when it was first recorded as a therapeutic technique in the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine treatise, The Yellow Emporer’s Classic of Internal Medicine." Source: Massage therapists, exploreHealthCareers.com