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AMTA Lists 25 Reasons to Get a Massage

Massage .smallThe American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has put together a list of 25 evidence-based ways that massage therapy can improve health and wellness and relieve symptoms of common health conditions.

Each item on the list below is linked to an AMTA article that in turn links to research behind the benefit:

1. Relieve stress

2. Boost immunity

3. Reduce anxiety

4. Manage low-back pain

5. Help fibromyalgia pain

6. Reduce muscle tension

7. Enhance exercise performance

8. Relieve tension headaches

9. Sleep better

10. Ease symptoms of depression

11. Improve cardiovascular health

12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

13. Decrease stress in cancer patients

14. Improve balance in older adults

15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

16. Temper effects of dementia

17. Promote relaxation

18. Lower blood pressure

19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

20. Help chronic neck pain

21. Lower joint replacement pain

22. Increase range of motion

23. Decrease migraine frequency

24. Improve quality of life in hospice care

25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

The AMTA is also offering the list as a downloadable flyer that massage therapists can use in their practice, or that massage enthusiasts can give to friends to encourage them to get a massage.

If you've never received a professional massage, National University of Health Sciences offers affordable massage therapy at its on-campus integrative medical clinic - the NUHS Whole Health Center-Lombard. 

New Scholarship for Massage Therapy Students

On February 8th, 2013, the American Massage Therapy Association announced a new $5000 scholarship available for a massage therapy student.  Applications are due May 31st, 2013, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on September 10, 2013. 

You are eligible for consideration if you are currently enrolled or admitted into a 500-hour entry-level massage therapy program at the time you apply. The application also includes a 500-word essay requirement. 

Since you can only apply for this scholarship with proof of admission, it's important you start your NUHS application process now. If you are considering applying to one of National University's massage therapy programs, we can usually let you know if you are admitted about one-month after you apply and submit all the necessary materials. Even if you plan to start your program later in the year, you can still apply now. 

Once you are admitted or enrolled, you can apply for the AMTA massage therapy scholarship online.