A Hands-On Approach to Improved Health

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Massage Therapy

What therapy can help decrease pain, anxiety, stress and depression? It can help patients with arthritis, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, pregnancy and psychological disorders. And it even can help relieve agitation that may occur with Alzheimer's disease and the rigidity associated with Parkinson's disease.


The therapy isn't a new discovery. It's massage - one of the oldest forms of therapy. Today, there's growing interest in the benefits of massage used in conjunction with other conventional medical treatments. Massage uses positioning, hands-on pressure and movement to promote relaxation and to loosen and increase motion in muscles.

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