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This selection of massage news articles will help you keep on top of what’s happening in your industry.

New Nonprofit Promotes Peace Through Music

Dean and Dudley Evenson

For more than 40 years, Dean and Dudley Evenson—founders and musicians behind the popular Soundings of the Planet record label—have held tightly to the vision of creating a nonprofit foundation to spread peace through music. Now that vision is realized with their aptly named Peace Thr…….

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This selection of massage news articles will help you keep on top of what’s happening in your industry.

New Nonprofit Promotes Peace Through Music

Dean and Dudley Evenson

For more than 40 years, Dean and Dudley Evenson—founders and musicians behind the popular Soundings of the Planet record label—have held tightly to the vision of creating a nonprofit foundation to spread peace through music. Now that vision is realized with their aptly named Peace Through Music Foundation.

“For over four decades we have created our own version of peace through music through the many relaxation recordings we have produced,” Dudley Evenson told MASSAGE Magazine. “We are grateful that our music has found such appreciation among massage therapists and other healers.”

Their label specializes in New Age, Sound Healing and Meditation titles and its more than 90 albums have featured artists including Scott Huckabay, Singh Kaur, Daniel Paul, Peter Ali and many others, often collaborating with the Evensons.

The husband-and-wife team encourages anyone who appreciates music to sign up on the foundation’s website—peacethroughmusic.foundation—to stay up to date on ways to participate.

“Music is an international language that crosses cultural and genre boundaries,” said Dudley Evenson. “We hope to inspire more people to use music to lift the spirit and bring more peace to our world.”

Read more: “Enrich Your Massage Sessions with Sound Healing.”

Research: Even 10 Min. of Massage Calms PNS

Stress is known to have negative consequences for health and disease—but our bodies have an inbuilt regenerative system, the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), to ward off stress during times of threat, according to researchers at the University of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, who recently completed a study on massage and rest to mitigate stress.

This study, with findings published in Scientific Reports, showed that 10 minutes of either resting or receiving massage resulted in psychological and physiological reduction in stress. All participants reported they felt more relaxed and less stressed, compared with before the treatments, noted a university press release. Further, all participants showed significant increases in heart rate variability, which demonstrates that the PNS was activated and the body physiologically relaxed just by resting alone.

The physiological effect was more pronounced when participants received a massage. It was, however, not important whether the massage was soft or moderate; tactile contact in general seemed to improve the relaxation of the body.

“To get a better handle on the negative effects of stress, we need to understand its opposite—relaxation,” said Jens Pruessner, head of the Neuropsychology lab at the University of Konstanz. “Relaxation therapies show great promise as a holistic way to treat stress, but more systematic scientific appraisal of these methods is needed.”

MTF Research Conference Announced

The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) is planning its International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC), which will be an in-person event, on …….

Source: https://www.massagemag.com/massage-news-for-todays-mt-4-131480/