U.S. service members and veterans are at increased risk of physical and emotional challenges, include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One massage school has responded to the needs of our military by offering them free massage in its student clinic.

The Southern California Health Institute, in North Hollywood, California, noted in a press release that its staff “is proud to welcome all service members and veterans to escape their stress and improve their health with a 50 minute full body massage.”

“Extensive research has shown that massage helps with relief of pain and muscle soreness, alleviates stress, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, removes toxins from the body, reduces fatigue, aids in athletic recovery, reduces blood glucose levels in diabetics and boosts immunity, digestion and metabolism,” the press release continued. “Massage has also proven to be helpful in the treatment of headaches, insomnia, constipation, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis muscle syndrome, chronic diseases, neurological disorders and injuries.”

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