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