Take Care of Yourself During AMTA’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

AMTA's National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Research shows that massage therapy can help manage stress, anxiety and pain. Take care of yourself both physically and mentally by incorporating massage therapy into your health and wellness regimen. 

AMTA’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week is October 22-28. Learn about the health benefits of massage therapy and schedule a massage with an AMTA member at FindaMassageTherapist.org.

Manage Stress & Anxiety with Massage Therapy

Research on the benefits of massage therapy gives strong evidence for including massage as part of an approach to staving off stress and anxiety.

  • Measures of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were all lower after a 10 to 15 minute chair massage in controlled studies
  • A randomized study found women with stage 1 and stage 2 breast cancer had reduced anxiety, depressed mood and anger, while the long-term impact reduced depression and increased serotonin values.

Massage Therapy for Reduced Pain

From low back pain to postoperative pain, massage therapy can greatly benefit those dealing with painful conditions. In fact, 41 percent of American adults who had a massage in the past five years indicate they sought it for pain relief.

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AMTA members, acceses additional National Massage Therapy Awareness Week tips and resouces!

Find a Trusted Massage Therapist

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Massage therapists, your self-care is important, too. Earn 5 CE credits with AMTA’s Self-Care Continuing Education for Massage Therapists—FREE for the massage therapy profession!

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