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Lunch & Learn: Massage as Medicine

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Currently in today's society, many are looking for complementary and alternative therapies. Reasons include an increased desire to participate in their own self-care, concerns regarding side effects of medications and dissatisfaction with conventional medical care. The modalities most often chosen are chiropractic and massage therapy. Today massage therapy is an accepted part of mainstream health and is recognized as extremely therapeutic in a myriad of settings.

Research shows that massage is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, high blood pressure and premenstrual syndrome. Oncology patients show less anxiety, fatigue, and pain following massage therapy. Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have less anxiety, pain and stiffness. Massage is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and reducing recovery times. Alzheimer's patients exhibit reduced restlessness and irritability after massage therapy.

For many, massage is a delightful treat they allow themselves for a birthday or other special occasion. However, if you or a loved one are dealing with an acute or chronic health condition, massage is an even more important therapeutic component of your healthcare regimen.

You are welcome to bring your lunch. Advanced registration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

Subarea:Rockford Northeast

Womanspace Campus - 3333 Maria Linden Dr., Rockford, IL 61114 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on E. State St. to Mulford Rd. Turn right (north) on Mulford to Spring Brook Rd. (next major intersection after Spring Creek Rd.). Turn left (west) on Spring Brook to Applewood Lane. Turn right (north) to Maria Linden Dr. and turn left (west). Proceed through gates and veer right around Provena Cor Mariae parking lot to Womanspace.

Lunch & Learn: Massage as Medicine