December 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With flu and cold season just beginning, consumers are taking preventative measures, like receiving flu shots, layering their hands with sanitizer, and dodging sick coworkers to combat sickness during the winter months. Yet many don’t realize that simple massage techniques can greatly reduce a person’s odds of contracting an illness.
According to a study from Cedars-Sinai Hospital, massage has positive health implications for consumers. Those who get massages experience measureable changes in their body’s immune and endocrine response.
“Self-massage techniques for the hands and feet are simple and effective,” says Colleen O’Connor, owner of Elements Massage in Louisville. “Between work, cooking and cleaning, the hands and feet go through a lot. Simple massage techniques can help consumers boost relaxation and immunity in the comfort of their own home."
Although nothing beats a massage from a licensed and certified massage professional, O’Connor offers the following tips for self-massage at home or in the office:
O’Connor says these quick and easy techniques can help decrease stress levels, bring some relief, while possibly boosting the immune system throughout the process.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colo. and is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the United States. The company manages three separate franchise entities: Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC, which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs, Fitness Together Franchise, LLC, which franchises one-on-one and semi-private group personal training studios, and Fit 36, LLC, which franchises high intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group.
Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC began franchising in 2006 and has over 215 Elements Massage™ locations in 36 states. Fitness Together Franchise, LLC began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 170 Fitness Together® locations across the United States. Fit 36, LLC began franchising in 2014 and has three FIT36™ locations in the Denver area.
For more information about Elements Massage™, visit ElementsMassage.com. For more information about Fitness Together®, visit FitnessTogether.com. For more information about FIT36™ visit FIT36fitness.com.
Each Elements Massage™, Fitness Together®, and FIT36® location is independently owned and operated by an individual franchise owner.
SOURCE WellBiz Brands, Inc.