*By massaging and gently pulling on your ears – top, middle and bottom of outer earlobes once per day increases your immune system and protects your organs and tissues. As all of your acupuncture and TCM points are located within each ear.
*One hour massage equates to 7-8 hours sleep on the body.
* Bob Hope lived to be 100 years young, and is believed to have had therapeutic massage daily as part of his healthy regimen.
*There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin– 3000 in a finger tip.
*Touch stimulates the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers) which is why a mother’s hug for a child’s skinned knee can literally make it better.
*People with eating disorders who received massage three times a day for ten days, gained weight faster and got out of the hospital six days sooner than those who didn’t.
*Massage before an athletic event, improves the athlete’s flexibility, enhances speed and power, and reduces risk of injury.
*Massage and bodywork therapy is sought out by a large number of people in age brackets: 18-24 (22%); 25-34 (31%); 35-44 (25%); 45-54 (22%); 55-64 (19%); and over 65 (9%).
*The most important driver to try an alternative treatment is a recommendation from a friend or family member, which leads 62% of their patients to these providers.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SPA THERAPY:
Studies show that these spa benefits can actually translate into better health. In one study of more than 3,300 Japanese government workers, frequency of spa use was linked to better physical and mental health, including better quality sleep and fewer sick days. In a similar study on German data conducted by researchers from Florida State University and George Mason University, spa therapy reduced both hospitalizations and absenteeism from work.