Dallas, Texas 5/08/2009 07:51 PM GMT (TransWorldNews) Had a stressful day? Maybe you need a complete reboot.

“A professional massage therapist can pinpoint the areas of your tension and massage away your stress,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Limited, the leading provider of massage therapy in the U.S. “Receiving a therapeutic massage leaves you feeling calm and relaxed and scheduling massage sessions on a regular basis helps you to avoid the tension and pain associated with stress and stressful situations.”

According to a review by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, massage helps lower the body’s level of the stress hormone cortisol by up to 53 per cent. It also appears to increase the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine.

Massage Envy says enrolling in a reputable massage therapy program leads to significantly increased energy levels, the reduction of chronic pains, and the improvement of our overall physical and mental performance.

Additional stress relief benefits:

Lowers Heart Rate
Lowers Blood Pressure
Relaxes Muscles
Increases Endorphins

At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $39. Memberships are available for $49 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can also enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.

For more information, log on to www.MassageEnvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy clinic. There are 25 locations in Dallas/Ft. Worth. 

Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage therapy clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened 500 clinics in 38 states in just over five years, with 300 more franchises currently under development from coast to coast and 25 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For more information about Massage Envy, visit the website at www.MassageEnvy.com. *Not all types of massage available at all clinics.