Sunday marks the start of National Massage Therapy Awareness Week and local massage therapists want to make Greene County residents aware of what massage therapy is and most importantly, what it is not.

Gen Stacey, a licensed massage therapist at Massage Therapy Works in Paragould, said the misconceptions regarding the industry needed to be corrected.

“They have the thought of just being rubbed on or that we are a business of prostitution,” Stacey said. “People need to be aware that it has a lot of health benefits and it goes deeper than relaxation.”

Paragould Daily Press, Paragould, Arkansas, Oct. 19, 2012