It's February... you know what that means. THAT day. Any gift ideas? Yup, a massage is always a great (and thoughtful) gift for someone you're fond of. It's even good for yourself, of course! Why not treat you?
This month also finds an article in Alive magazine regarding the benefits of massage therapy. In their article they note that "its benefits are more than just physical: it is also an effective way to alleviate depression and anxiety - and improve sleep quality." They quote studies from such sources as Support Care Cancer (2010) where breast cancer patients who received massage treatments had "significant reductions in depression and anxious depression compare to those who received no massage therapy." Another study on breast cancer patients reported in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine (2009) noted "participants reported better sleep quality post-massage in addition to reduced anxiety and chemotherapy side effects, and increased quality of life."
You can find a copy of this magazine for free at the Stone Store, downtown Guelph. Or check out the link above!
See you at the clinic...