By Donna Lynn
Relax and enjoy! Destress Express was on campus giving free massages to Suffolk Community College students March 10. Students who attended complained of being stressed and tense. Some students complained of neck and back pains. Those who attended said they benefited from the massage.
Massage therapists Wayne Brack and Shirs Marqules were administering the treatment. Both have more than 10 years experience in massage therapy. They are employed by Massage on The Go. Student Activities hired them to de-stress those who were feeling the effects of the semester.
Allison Ciminello, a student, has a herniated disk and complained of soreness in her neck. After the massage she said she felt relaxed and the discomfort was gone.
“I was feeling tension in my upper shoulders. After the massage, the tension was gone,” said Squaleen Aikinson, a student.
“After the massage my body felt loose, and I was much more relaxed,” said Jessica Rivera, a student who complained before her massage that her body was tense and she was feeling stressed out.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue. It enhances the muscle and tissue function and promotes well being and relaxation. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints or other connective tissue. Massage is applied with the hands fingers, elbows, forearms and feet.
All students who attended remarked on how much better they felt. They were much more relaxed, less tense and ready to tackle the rest of the day.