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MS Sufferer Points Out Benefits of Massage Therapy at Elements Massage™

Mar 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

WARREN, NJ – Massage therapy promotes positive short-term and long-term benefits to individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to Deanna Cimino of Watchung, New Jersey, who was diagnosed in 2012 with the chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system.

Since 2013, Cimino has seen the same seasoned therapist at Elements Massage of Warren as an alternative to physical therapy and has experienced dramatic results including relief of pain and muscle spasms related to the disease. Cimino began first having problems with MS in 1998 until it became progressively worse and also suffers from fibromyalgia.

“Massage therapy significantly reduced the pain and anxiety of this terrible disease that I have been battling for over a decade,” said Cimino. “In addition, it has helped me to relax, improve my sleep and blood circulation. I not only feel relief right after a massage but over time I have felt my MS is more manageable with regular treatments. My therapist Natasha at Elements Massage literally “saved me” in helping me cope and sustain a much more normal lifestyle.”

“We are happy to help customers such as Deanna who suffer with MS with our massage treatments,” said Elements Massage Owner Ferry Firmansjah. “With all our customers, we customize-design a therapy program. In Deanna’s case, we found Swedish massage was helpful in relieving her symptoms of MS but each client’s situation is unique and different techniques or therapists may be needed.”

Doctors believe that massage strokes and friction promote muscle and connective tissue fibers to relax and stimulate blood flow. The effect of this on MS patients can cause profound pain suppression and a greater ease of muscle movement. Although not a substitute for physical therapy, massage therapy has helped relieve muscle spasms, improve blood circulation, alleviate pain and reduce mental anxiety in MS sufferers.

With several seasoned therapists on staff, Elements Massage of Warren is offering individuals with MS a 50 percent discount off the regular walk-in rate for massage services during the month of March and April. In addition, Elements is giving away two free massages every week to clients, who suffer with this chronic disease during these months.

Last year, Elements Massage of Warren raised $995 for the National MS Society’s New Jersey Chapter and participated in the MS Walk in Clark, New Jersey.

About Elements Massage of Warren

Elements Massage of Warren offers several highly-experienced massage therapists at its modern, “relaxing” studio with convenient hours for customers. Located at Pheasant Run Plaza, 177 Washington Valley Road, in Warren, New Jersey, Elements employs many therapeutic modalities and techniques, customized for each customer and provides Swedish, sports, deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, and prenatal massage. Therapists also incorporate other techniques including reflexology, myofacial release and shiatsu, and offer pediatric massage for younger clients. Call (732) 667-5500 to schedule a massage or walk-ins are welcome. Check out:


WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and is one of the largest health and wellness companies in the United States. The company owns three separate franchise entities: Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, which franchises one-on-one and small group personal fitness training studios, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc., which franchises massage studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs, and Fit 36, Inc., which franchises high intensity interval training studios, with workouts done as a group.

Fitness Together Franchise Corporation began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 175 Fitness Together® locations across the United States. Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc. began franchising in 2006 and has approximately 200 Elements Massage™ locations in 32 states. Fit 36, Inc. began franchising in 2014 and has a single FIT36™ location in downtown Denver, Colorado.

For more information about Fitness Together®, visit For more information about Elements Massage™, visit For more information on FIT36™ visit

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