Massage Awareness Week: Oct 23-29

October 23 – 29 is National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) describes this week as an “opportunity to promote the health benefits of massage” (AMTA, 2016). During this week, Chelsea and Dexter Wellness Centers seek to educate our members and the community on the benefits of massage therapy and the massage services we provide.

Chelsea and Dexter Wellness Centers offer 30-, 60- and 90-minute massage services to members and non-members. Our licensed massage therapists perform a personal consultation at the beginning of your session to customize the massage to meet your needs. The therapists’ comprehensive training covers a variety of massage styles and techniques including, but not limited to: Swedish massage (relaxation) and Myofascial (deep tissue), Neuromuscular, Lymphatic drainage and Sports massage. Hot stone therapy is also available.

The benefits of massage therapy include:IMG_1074

  • Lowers blood pressure and boosts circulation
  • Relaxes muscle tension and relieves muscle spasms
  • Improves mobility of joints and speeds healing from injuries
  • Promotes general relaxation and relieves stress
  • Enhances restful sleep
  • Increases energy, vitality and mental alertness
  • Enhances feeling of overall well-being
  • Improves posture and coordination


During National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, the Centers will offer FREE chair massages on the following dates:

Monday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Members and non-members can also take advantage of discounts on massage services. Save 10% when you purchase a single massage or a package of 3 massages this week only.

Chelsea and Dexter will host a FREE workshop, Control Your Stress or It Will Control You! where participants will learn to become stress-resistant by acknowledging stress and implementing habits to control it daily. Therapist Joanne Randall, NCBTMB, LMT will teach this workshop on the following days:

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call Chelsea Wellness Center at 734-214-0220 to register for this FREE workshop. Click HERE for location information.

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call Dexter Wellness Center at 734-580-2500 to register for this FREE workshop. Click HERE for location information.

For more information on Massage Therapy Awareness Week activities and other October events at Dexter Wellness Center visit our member service desk or call 734-580-2500 during facility hours. For details on AMTA’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week visit their website at

AMTA. (2016, September). National Massage Therapy Awareness Week. Retrieved from American Massage Therapy Association :



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