By Micara Link
Take a moment to think about the people in your life that work hard, give much and deserve some quality pampering time. Got ‘em? Okay, now nominate them for “EveryBody Deserves A Massage Week” sponsored by Elite Therapeutic Massage. We all have those people in our lives that work way too hard and spend too little time on themselves and this is an opportunity to show them your support and appreciation by nominating them to receive ten free one-hour massages.
EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week is a national event that was started by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) in 1995. The celebration was specifically created for massage therapists to reach out and give back to their community through massage therapy and raise awareness of the benefits of massage.
Massage therapy is a great way to pamper and treat someone to a luxurious and relaxing experience, but beyond that, massage therapy is also very beneficial for your overall health and well-being. The benefits of massage therapy are endless and unique to each individual.
Experts have found that approximately 90 percent of diseases are related to stress. During a massage the body responds physiologically and chemically as it releases beneficial endorphins throughout the body resulting in deep relaxation and stress relief. Studies have also shown that massage has the ability to reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation and lymph flow, relax muscles and improve range of motion. It can also help alleviate anxiety, stress and depression.
Getting a massage can do a lot of good for your overall well-being, and those who schedule them more frequently experience even deeper and longer lasting effects. Individuals who include regular massage therapy as part of their health maintenance routine may notice a more relaxed state of mind and at the same time, better mental alertness. The frequency of massage visits varies with individual needs, but once a month is recommended to receive optimum results and benefits.
Beginning July 1, 2010, the team at Elite Therapeutic Massage will be accepting nominations from the community of persons who they feel deserve a massage. Nominations may be entered on their website at http://www.elitemassage.biz through July 17. From the nominations received, the public will choose four winners during the week of July 18-24, via online voting. Each of the four winners will receive ten one-hour massage sessions.
Elite has a full staff, trained in a variety of massage techniques for the differing needs of their clients. They encourage you to schedule a massage with any of their therapists, and to enjoy the techniques that each has to offer.
Through this event it is Team Elite’s sincerest intent to share the multitude of blessings that have been so abundantly given to them.
If You Go
What: EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week
Where: Elite Therapeutic Massage, 1121 Westrac Dr S
When: Nominations through July 17; voting July 18-24
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