Massage therapists can use Stress Awareness Month, a national event sponsored by The Health Resource Network, to promote massage therapy.

Research studies have indicated massage relaxes the autonomic nervous system, lessens stress, reduces blood pressure, reduces depression and boosts immune-system function.

Massage therapists may use the following articles in their marketing efforts;

• Research Review Shows Massage Therapy Effectively Addresses Symptoms of Depression

• Massage Boosts Mood, Immune Function and Relaxation

• Stress is High in U.S. Workplaces

• Day-to-Day Stress May Predict Long-term Mental Health

• Stress Levels are Rising in the U.S.