I earned my massage therapy certificate through Rend Lake College. The reason I chose Rend Lake College was for their wonderful massage techniques! I have had several massages in the past, and my favorites were always from massage therapists that went to Rend Lake!
I used to think that massages were only for pampering yourself, but through my education I learned the many research-proven benefits of receiving a massage. Getting a massage not only relaxes tight muscles, but it also suppresses damaging hormones (like cortisol), and releases beneficial hormones (like seratonin and dopamine). Massage therapy helps your body function more efficiently, gets it back to a more optimal state, and enhances your immune system. I believe that everyone should get regular massages to help their body function as efficiently as possible!