Did you know?
Here are a few interesting massage facts provided by NCBTMB:
- Today, 39 million American adults – more than one out of every six – get at least one massage each year.
- Massage therapy has been proven effective in:
Relieving back pain
Boosting immune system
Lowering blood pressure
Decreasing carpal tunnel symptoms
Easing post-operative pain
Alleviating side effects of cancer
- Because massage and bodywork directly or indirectly affects every system of the body, it promotes health, prevents illness and injury, and speeds recovery.
- In 1996, massage therapy and bodywork was officially offered for the first time as a core medical service in the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, and nationally certified practitioners provided key medical services.
Massage facts by NCBTMB