Common Link between Chronic Stress and Serious Health Issues

Dallas–September 10th, 2009/ ( — Doctors have linked chronic stress to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis and certain cancers. Stress can contribute to headaches, digestive problems, back pain, and difficulty sleeping.

“One of the most important benefits of massage therapy is the stress relief,” says C.G. Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy, the leading provider of massage therapy in the U.S. “Massage activates the nervous system and sends the body into rest and recovery mode.”

Reducing stress through massage therapy will have long-lasting health benefits, but what many don’t realize is that massage therapy will also relieve respiratory issues, aid in post-surgery rehabilitation, and aid in prenatal care. Relieving stress has a domino-effect in regards to other health benefits that people tend to overlook when considering a massage session.

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 may also enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.

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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 is open in 40 states, has awarded 810 clinics nationwide and has 26 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. For more information about Massage Envy, visit the website at Follow Massage Envy DFW on Facebook – and Twitter –