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WHEREAS, massage therapy is beneficial to overall health, and is increasingly part of integrated health care, and 43 percent of adults who had a massage between 2016 - 2017 received it for medical or health reasons such as pain management, soreness, stiffness, spasms, injury rehabilitation and overall wellness according to the American Massage Therapy Association; and

WHEREAS, physicians are prescribing massage to complement traditional medical treatment for illness, injury and pain, and massage therapy has become an important part of work-related stress relief and recovery from sports-related injuries; and

WHEREAS, therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages, and a growing body of clinical research shows massage therapy is helpful for a variety of health issues as it can decrease or reduce Fibromyalgia, stress, back pain, muscle injury, pain in cancer patients or related fatigue, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis of the knee, post-operative pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, blood pressure, headache frequency, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and boost the body’s immune system; and

WHEREAS, this week is an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of massage therapy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of October 22 - 28, 2018 as

 Massage Therapy Awareness Week in Nevada


 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson