PHILADELPHIA, March 6, 2012 - As a way of giving back to the communities it serves, National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) provides low-cost massage treatments at all four of its student massage clinics throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. NMTI's affordable massage therapy prices enable local residents to experience the benefits of massage, while the massage school's advanced students gain valuable hands-on experience. In addition, NMTI grants special discounts to senior citizens, military families, nurses and home health-care professionals in recognition of all they do and have done for others.
"All of us at NMTI are committed to ensuring our massage schools are an asset to the local community," said Robert P. Cappel, president of National Massage Therapy Institute. "While our primary goal is to provide students with a quality education and help them establish a rewarding career, the nature of our massage therapy programs affords a unique opportunity to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of those who live and work near our campuses."
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the benefits of massage therapy include relief from many types of pain, including osteoarthritis, low-back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and post-operative pain(1). The organization reports that therapeutic massage can also lower blood pressure, boost the body's immune-system functioning and lessen the frequency of headaches(2). In fact, AMTA's latest consumer survey revealed that 90 percent of respondents agreed massage can be effective in reducing pain; 53 percent have used massage therapy to relieve or manage stress; and 40 percent received massage for health reasons, including pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control and overall wellness(3).
At NMTI's student massage slinics, professionally trained students provide clients with Swedish massage therapy, a classic, full-body massage that is designed to relax stiff or sore muscles and relieve tension. Clients can book a 60-minute massage at an affordable rate that is a fraction of the cost of traditional massage clinics and spas.
"Our studen massage clinics aim to bring the benefits of therapeutic massage within reach of everyone," explained Cappel. "Not only are the massage services accessibly priced, but we also provide substantial discounts to military service members, veterans and military families; nurses and home healthcare workers; and senior citizens. These discounts are our way of recognizing the contributions of these individuals and to thank them for their services to our community and country."
NMTI's Student Massage Clinics are located at each of the massage school campuses:
- Egg Harbor Township/Atlantic City, New Jersey Massage
- Falls Church, Virginia/Washington, D.C. Massage
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Massage
- Wilmington, Delaware Massage
To learn more about the National Massage Therapy Institute and its massage therapy schools, visit www.NMTI.edu or call (703) 237-3905. The NMTI website also has more information on the benefits of massage as well as military discounts, nursing and home health-care professional discounts, and senior citizen discounts. For details on NMTI's student massage clinics, visit http://www.NMTIStudentClinic.com or call (888) 216-1660.
About the National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI)
The National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI) has a singular focus and passion: professional massage therapy training. The school's massage therapy programs have been carefully crafted by industry experts and aim to produce highly qualified massage therapists to meet the industry's growing demand. NMTI is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).
(1), (2), (3) American Massage Therapy Association. "2012 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet." Feb. 17, 2012. http://www.amtamassage.org/uploads/cms/documents/amta2012_industryfactsheet.pdf