Arthritis is a leading cause of disability and I find statistics of those affected worldwide, and in the U.S., very startling. Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Nearly 53 million people in the United States are affected by arthritis, including over 300,000 children! More than 30 million Americans have osteoarthritis and approximately 1.3 million Americans suffer . . .
Massage is defined as the, “systematic manual or mechanical manipulations of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes.” Recent research suggests that massage can affect the body’s production of certain hormones linked to blood pressure, anxiety, heart rate and other key vital signs, according to Susan Bernstein author of the article Benefits of . . .