The benefits of regular massage

Healthy Essence has been helping the Ivy Tech and Fort Wayne communities relax for two years.

Have you been yet?

Healthy Essence is the student-run massage clinic at Ivy Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus.

Healthy Essence is the College’s student-run massage clinic. They have hours five days a week this semester, and their hour-long massages will leave you feeling refreshed and, simply, better. Two semesters ago, I started to go every two weeks. In that time, I stopped pulling my back so easily, and I no longer wake up with a stiff neck that lasts two days.

Lynsey Saylor, who oversees the clinic, shared information from the American Massage Therapy Association (25 Reasons to Get a Massage), the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (The Benefits of Massage), and the Mayo Clinic (Stress Management) websites about all the benefits of regular massage. Massage can

  • Reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.
  • Help you sleep better.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Decrease migraine frequency.
  • Alleviate low-back pain.
  • Increase joint flexibility and range of motion.
  • Improve concentration.
  • Ease digestive disorders and fibromyalgia.
  • And more.

Massage Professionals estimates that 90 percent of disease is stress-related, which means massage really can be the healthiest decision you’ve made for yourself in a while.

Massages at Healthy Essence are $20 for the Ivy Tech community, military personnel, and those 55 and older; and $25 for the public. Healthy Essence is on the Coliseum Campus, near the Door 30, which faces North Anthony Boulevard.

Make your appointment today at 260-482-9171 ext. 2751 or fw-tmsclinic@ivytech.edu. Questions? Check out Healthy Essence online.

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