Use Massage to Beat Winter Blues

Beating the winter blues can be as simple as booking an appointment with your massage therapist.

Massage is good medicinecapable of alleviating stress, easing lower back pain and reducing tension headaches.

Three ways massage can raise spirits as the thermometer drops

1. Alleviate holiday stressDon’t let your to-do list ruin the most wonderful time of the year. Massage therapy has been shown to help address stress and anxiety while simultaneously addressing some of their physical repercussions.

2. Relieve low back painWhether back pain stems from holiday travel or shoveling snow, research has shown that massage therapy provides superior functional outcomes and symptom improvement over those who do not utilize massage.

3. Ease a headacheTension headaches aren’t on anyone’s wish list. Research shows that patients who receive massage therapy experience a decrease in the physical pain as well as the emotional distress associated with the headache.

“Winter presents a unique set of mental and physical challenges,” says Nancy Porambo, President of AMTA. “Introducing or increasing the amount of massage therapy in your wellness routine can help you stay both healthy and happy as we head into 2015.”

(source: American Massage Therapy Association)

Small Business Saturday Is Coming!

Small businesses have long been the backbone of the American economy. But the little guy is often overshadowed big box stores and e-commerce powerhouses during the holiday shopping season. But in 2010, Small Business Saturday was born. It’s a small business answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday that’s a way to support your community merchants and for us to show our appreciation right back with deals & discounts.

On Saturday, November 29, Art of Massage Chicago is offering ONE-HOUR MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR ONLY $49.00. This exclusive Small Business Saturday Sale lasts only last 24 hours.

Thank you for supporting local business and patronizing Art of Massage Chicago.


Is Your Groupon Expiring?

If you purchased a Groupon voucher and it’s about to expire, not to worry: It still has value!

Per Groupon’s terms, if a voucher is not used by its expiration date, it reverts to its “promotional value”. This means that, although it’s no longer good for a one-hour massage, whatever dollar amount you paid for it, can be applied to a full-priced service.

If you plan to use an expired voucher, please indicate this at the time of booking. You can see the full terms and conditions here.

Massage: It does a body – and mind – good!

Massage Therapy + Mental Health

Massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, and it can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health.

Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression may be positively affected with massage therapy.

Reserach shows massage therapy may help:

  • Reduce trait anxiety and depression with a course of care providing benefits similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy.
  • Increase neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety.
  • Significantly decrease heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.
  • Reduce depression in individuals with HIV, lessen anxiety in cancer patients, reduce anxiety and depression in military veterans and lower work-related stress for nurses.

Frequent Massages Helps Chronic Neck Pain

Do you have chronic neck pain? A recent study has shown that frequent massages can greatly help alleviate this condition. Neck pain is the eighth leading cause of disability in the United States and it accounts for more than 10 million ambulatory medical care visits per year. The study results conclude that multiple 60-minute massages per week are more effective than fewer or shorter sessions for those with chronic neck pain. You can read the results of the study here.

October Surprise! 60-Mins for $50

October-Scholarships-2014 OCTOBER SURPRISE – One-Hour Massage for $50.00!!

Now through October 31, clients can get a 30% discount on a one-hour massage*. That’s a 60-minute session for only $50.00!

*Valid for sessions Monday through Friday, 11:30AM to 5:00PM. Not combinable with any other offer, package, discount, or voucher. Offer not expandable to a longer session and not available as a gift certificate.

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