When wellness experts Lynda Solien-Wolfe, L.M.T., and CG Funk got together a couple of years ago to figure out a way to educate more people about the benefits of massage therapy, they brought to the conversation a combined half-century of experience in the massage and spa fields.

What resulted was the identification of a truth that is powerful in its simplicity: Receiving massage makes people happy.

Now, Wolfe, who is vice president of massage and spa for Performance Health, and Funk, former vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa, have just launched their Massage Makes Me Happy Initiative, sponsored by the Global Wellness Institute, a nonprofit organization that educates the public and private sectors about preventive health and wellness.

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