Happy National Massage Therapy Week!
From the desk of Kristen Lutz, LCMT, MS...
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National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® (NMTAW), part of AMTA's ongoing Consumer Awareness Program, is here!
October 20-26 ,2013
This week is geared towards increasing awareness as to the benefits of massage therapy. Massage therapy is not longer just a luxury and something you do to treat yourself. I see clients with a wide range of needs and treatment goals; from improving sport-specific performance to post-op rehabilitation, massage is an integral part of your active lifestyle.
The following is the Proclamation by Governor Deval Patrick, which is on display in our waiting area for all to see!
Therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages; and
Research has shown massage may be helpful in controlling pain, relieving stress, boosting immune system functioning and reducting heart rate and blood pressure; and
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that the empoyment of massage therapists is expected to increase by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020; and
Consumers spend in excess of $2 to $4 billion annually on massage therapy and, recognizing the beneftis of massage therapy, insurance companies now cover such services; and
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), a 55,000 member professional association for massage therapists, and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, consisting of over 3,500 members, provide consumer and professional education information on massage and help consumers and health professionals locate qualified massage therapists in their areas.
Check out the AMTAs Consumer Education Materials and learn a little more about the benefits of massage.
Kristen Lutz, LCMT, MS Licensed Massage Therapist
Kristen Lutz, a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, is a graduate of Cortiva Institute - Boston (formerly Muscular Therapy Institute) in Watertown, MA. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Massachusetts Chapter of the AMTA, her work is centered upon supporting clients in achieving optimal health and well being through listening and understanding individual needs . She integrates various massage techniques into each personalized session. These techniques include Swedish (relaxation), deep tissue, sports massage, orthopedic massage, neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, and myofascial release along with stretching, range of motion, and breath work. She is currently training to be certified in Advanced Orthopedic Massage. Having completed the Usui Method Reiki II Certification, clients can benefit from the integration of energy work and balancing along with massage therapy.
Clients benefit from Kristen's approach that each client is unique and no one treatment is alike. This customized approach leads to a more effective treatment. Kristen, a New England native, has been living in Boston for the past seven years. She graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH while playing collegiate women's volleyball. She continued with her education and graduated with a M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and has worked in the health and wellness field as an exercise physiologist.