Massage therapy shown to boost immune system function.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 22, 2010 -- Spring is a time of renewal, and the perfect season to focus on reducing stress and managing pain. Massage therapy has been shown to relax muscles and restore balance to the body and being – making it an important antidote to the challenging times we’re living in today. Massage Envy makes monthly therapeutic massage an easy, affordable and convenient part of a wellness program.
“Research shows massage therapy actually boosts the body's immune system, which extended periods of stress can compromise,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development at Massage Envy. “Regular massage helps increase the body’s cytotoxic capacity -- the activity level of ‘natural killer’ cells, which improves immune functioning.”
Massage therapy is one of the most effective methods for achieving stress relief. What’s more, massage therapy helps encourage circulation and drainage in the lymph system, helping it to work more efficiently to remove waste and toxins from the body. The body’s lymphatic system helps destroy waste products and remove them from the body via a network of ducts and vessels. Massage also has other stress-relieving benefits, including lowering the heart rate and blood pressure and increasing endorphins.
With a Massage Envy membership, monthly dues include one 1-hour massage session, and as a member you'll receive unlimited additional 1-hour massage sessions at the low membership rate. With regular massages at Massage Envy, this season can be one with reduced pain and stress.
Visit www.MassageEnvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy clinic. There are more than 600 Massage Envy locations throughout the country. All are open seven days a week, offering a range of customized massage styles including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and reflexology.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise of massage clinics is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Massage Envy Spa is its newest concept, offering Murad® healthy skin facials as well as therapeutic massages. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 600 clinics in 42 states, with new locations opening every month. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Massage Envy as one of the nation’s 20 “Fastest Growing Franchises” in addition to #1 in the “Massage Services” category. Massage Envy also participates in the VetFran Program. For more information, visit www.MassageEnvy.com.
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