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  • Writer's pictureKatie Parisou

Chronic Illness: Often invisible, often misunderstood, always hoping for relief.

Do you have someone in your life that suffers from a chronic illness? Nearly half the population, an estimated 133 million Americans suffer from some kind of chronic illness. That figure is 15 million higher than just a decade ago, and by 2030, this number is expected to reach 170 million. While never a cure, massage is incredibly helpful to many that suffer. Massage helps to reduce pain and anxiety, and reduces the physiological burden of stress. It can help treat conditions like stress-related tension, cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain and depression, just to name a few. Manual lymphatic drainage is also a useful tool in the management of rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic venous insufficiency and lipedema. Any of these issues can cause swelling which the body may not be able to clear on it’s own. MLD is an amazing and gentle way to assist the body in clearing the swelling and assisting in the healing process. Encourage those you know who suffer to book a massage or manual lymphatic drainage session. It is always worth a try!

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