Massage therapy soothes clients, effecting relaxation and mitigating stress—results that are needed by many American workers.

According to an American Psychological Association factsheet:

• Sixty-nine percent of employees report that work is a significant source of stress and

41 percent say they typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday .

• Fifty-one percent of employees said they were less productive at work as a result of stress; and

• Fifty-two percent of employees report they have considered or made a decision

about their career such as looking for a new job, declining a promotion or leaving a job

based on workplace stress.