10.26.2011

Massage proving to be beneficial to more people


A recent survey by the American Massage Therapy Association indicated that more consumers consider massage to be be beneficial to one’s health than they had in the past.
Glenath Moyle, the AMTA president, corroborates these findings, saying, “These survey results indicate that more and more people are finding relief for their pain and other health problems with regular massage. We’re happy that people recognize the health benefits of massage and are integrating it into their regular health maintenance routines.”
The survey also revealed that the percentage of people who use massage therapy for pain relief has increased from 25 percent in 2010 to 31 percent in 2012. This also indicates a gradual shift from considering a massage to be a pampering technique to actually having numerous health benefits.
Since pain relief is a key benefit of massage therapy, the number of people who use massage therapy is almost three times as many as those who try acupuncture for pain relief. In fact, deep-tissue massage therapy along with yoga, Pilates and prescription medication were all considered to be treated as options as good as each other in the treatment of pain relief.
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10.21.2011

Bring a friend tomorrow as we celebrate Jourdan

October 15th 1990 – May 10th 2011
Jourdan was a small town girl with a huge heart. She attended Wellspring School of Allied Health & was certified as a massage therapist on April 15th 2011. Jourdan’s passions included her family, friends, her cats, & all children. Her dream was to become a pediatric massage therapist & work at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Bring your family and friends to a worthy cause & feel great while doing it!
Chair massages available
Donations encouraged
Saturday October 22nd, 2011
10 am – 4 pm
Wellspring School of Allied Health
9140 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

10.19.2011

Stop by the WellSpring booth at the Touched By Cancer 5K run/walk this Saturday


On Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 a.m., the Touched by Cancer Foundation will be hosting their first annual 5K run/walk and kid’s run.  Be sure to stop by the WellSpring booth while at the event (4701 College Blvd). 
Packets can be picked up at 7:00 a.m. and the kid’s run starts at 8:30. Anyone who registers before the race will receive a free Touched by Cancer t-shirt. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age and gender division. 
The event will have kid’s activities including a “bouncy tent.” Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided. The cost for pre-registering for the race is $25 and $30 on the day of the race. Registration for kids is $10.
Touched by Cancer Foundation is a IRS approved 501(C)(3)nonprofit organization. Their mission is to instill hope to anyone who has been touched by cancer. The organization provides subsidized services that compliment modern medical treatment such as massage therapy, acupuncture and individual or family counseling. To register for this event online go to Touched by CancerFoundation 5K run/walk, or call BranDee Darnell at 913-381-8488.

10.18.2011

Join Us at our Open House BBQ


Please celebrate with us ~ Wednesday, October 19th or Thursday, October 20th ~ 6:00 pm - both evenings.

 
Join us as we open our doors to proudly show off our recent renovations at our Kansas City campus.  Come see the upgrades that were made to the classrooms, office space and the clinic.  We will have burgers and hotdogs so please come hungry.  This will be a great opportunity to learn about our programs in massage therapy, medical assisting and personal training and wellness.

Wednesday, October 19th - 6:00pm
or
Thursday, October 20th - 6:00pm

No need to bring anything except your appetite and possibly a friend.  Please let us know which date you will attend so we can make sure to have plenty of food on hand.  RSVP to Jay Steiner at Jay.S@WellSpring.edu.