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ACC Massage Therapy Program

ACC has a Massage Therapy Program that trains students in massage, and faculty and staff can take advantage of services performed by the interns. Services are $30 an hour. Call 223-7541 for more information.

The Benefits of Massage

  • Alleviates low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assists with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten hospital maternity stays.
  • Eases medication dependence.
  • Enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercises and stretches weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Helps athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improves the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increases joint flexibility.
  • Lessens depression and anxiety.
  • Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduces postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduces spasms and cramping.
  • Relaxes and softens injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Releases endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieves migraine pain.

chair massage
Even a 15-minute chair massage can be
helpful during a stressful day.

A Powerful Ally

There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

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