Depression is common. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 16.1 million American adults and 3 million adolescents experienced depression in 2015, affecting 6.7% of adults and 12.5% of adolescents. Unfortunately, depression discourse must also include the topic of suicide.
Massage is not just for pampering. Those who claim this are depriving themselves of the overall benefits of massage. It is part of a much broader spectrum of therapies focused on physical and mental relaxation.
Occupational medicine (OM) is continuing to see the rise of the aging worker. Some estimates are suggesting a 38% increase in the workers age 55 years and older from 2010 to 2020. As the aging workforce increases, so does the increase in injuries associated with physical labor, especially the back.