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Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork

Once upon a time ago, massage was considered a luxury spa experience reserved only for the rich and famous, or a once a year splurge or special treat. There are so many recognized benefits to massage, especially when you receive a massage on a consistent basis, that massage has now been recognized as an effective form of medicine, self-care routines, stress management practices, and therapeutic bodywork. Massage is now well known for helping millions of Americans combat the toxic effects of a fast-paced lifestyle, unhealthy levels of stress and anxiety, and can also help improve sleep, boost immunity, increase mental clarity, and can even help to alleviate headaches, decrease the effect of some cancer treatments, and reduce depression. Of course, the best part of a massage that it's a wonderful opportunity to simply slow down and relax! 
Technically speaking, bodywork and massage therapy are the same things. Traditional massage therapy, (aka Swedish massage) is primarily designed t…