Alison McCarthy, Director of The Spa at Chelsea PiersDeals , Spa , Sports Center Add comments
Anecdotally, we always "feel better" after a massage. However, research has shown that the benefits of a massage are more far-reaching than simply a de-stressor. A recent article in the New York Times, details these benefits and it’s certainly worth a read for all athletes.
It is wonderful that we now have proof of the hormonal and immune system effects of massage. This research allows us to see massage as an important component of our health routine, and not just an indulgence.
As a reminder, most FSA plans will allow for reimbursement of massage to treat a specific injury or trauma. Hopefully, in the future and as more is known about the preventive benefits of massage, all massage will be reimbursable. Winter Sale - Sports Center Members receive 20% off all services and non-members receive 10% off all services.