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WHEREAS, massage therapy is beneficial to overall health and is increasingly part of integrated healthcare; and

WHEREAS, therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages, and physicians are prescribing massage to complement traditional medical treatment for illness, injury, and pain; and

WHEREAS, a growing body of clinical research shows massage therapy is beneficial for a variety of health issues, including stress, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, muscles injury and soreness, headaches and maintaining good health; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, a professional association for massage therapists, provides consumer and professional education information on massage and helps consumers and health professionals locate qualified massage therapists;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of October 23-29, 2016



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske