Meet our Massage Therapist, Marita Weidman! Marita is a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Licensed Practical Nurse and has been massaging Copeland and Crandall residents for 20 years. In recognition of Massage Therapy Awareness Week, October 20-26, Marita held an informational session discussing the benefits of massage.

The power of touch is perhaps the most essential and least appreciated sense! Incorporating therapeutic touch like regular massage into your health and wellness practices along with exercise and eating right can help you to live a better life. There are countless health benefits to massage therapy.

In her presentation Marita discussed the top 25 benefits of massage:

1. Relieve stress
2. Relieve postoperative pain
3. Reduce anxiety
4. Manage low-back pain
5. Help fibromyalgia pain
6. Reduce muscle tension
7. Enhance exercise performance
8. Relieve tension headaches
9. Sleep better
10. Ease symptoms of depression
11. Improve cardiovascular health
12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
13. Decrease stress in cancer patients
14. Improve balance in older adults
15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
16. Temper effects of dementia
17. Promote relaxation
18. Lower blood pressure
19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
20. Help chronic neck pain
21. Reduce joint replacement pain
22. Increase range of motion
23. Decrease migraine frequency
24. Improve quality of life in hospice care
25. reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

Residents of Copeland Oaks and Crandall Medical Center, as well as their family members, have access to therapeutic massage tailored to their specific needs. Copeland residents can enjoy their massage in a relaxing atmosphere in room 6304 in the Beeghly building. Crandall residents are massaged comfortably in their own private rooms.

To speak with Marita or to schedule a massage, call her at (330) 938-6126 ext. 46304.