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The gift of massage

For many, the holiday season can be the most stressful time of the year.  If you're struggling to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, you might want to consider the gift of massage.

Massage With RibbonYoung or old, male or female, receiving a massage is something almost everyone can benefit from--both physically by decreasing blood pressure and heart rate and psychologically, according to research.

Aside from relaxation, massage therapy can have a great many health benefits, including improved sleep, reduced anxiety and decreased muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise. Those who experience pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, low back strain, arthritis and other illnesses can find massage therapy particularly beneficial.

Massage therapy can also be a great gift for yourself to relieve some holiday stress. In fact, visiting a local massage therapist can be one way to finish off your holiday list and reduce your own stress, all in one trip.

At the Whole Health Center in Lombard, our student interns provide massage therapy under the supervision of university clinicians at discounted rates. You can set up an appointment for anyone after the first of the year at the Lombard clinic or purchase gift certificates for half-hour and one-hour massage sessions at our Whole Health Center located in Pinellas Park in Florida.

Different types of massage are offered including soft tissues and muscle work, sports massage, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular facilitation and joint mobilization and stretching.

To book a massage appointment at the Whole Health Center in Lombard call 630-629-9664. To purchase a gift certificate at the Whole Health Center in Pinellas Park call 727-873-7870.