Shut Down Shutdown Stress: Massage for Furloughed Workers

Massage Williamsburg, Massage Greenpoint, and Massage Outpost are offering complimentary one-hour massages to furloughed government workers as the government shutdown enters its fourth week. The clinical massage studios’ goal to help provide relief comes as thousands of workers in New York City are going unpaid and facing intense stress.

“It’s a really stressful time for furloughed government employees who just missed their first payday. We want to do our part in supporting these folks by offering free 60-minute massages this week at any of our locations,” said Rachel Beider, owner and CEO of the Brooklyn-based massage studios.

Stress can have damaging effects on the body, mind, mood, and behavior. Beider, also a Licensed Massage Therapist, believes that a better feeling body leads to a better feeling mind. Not only is a massage beneficial when you’re feeling stressed, but therapeutic massages promote everyday wellness by relieving pain, alleviating tension, and increasing relaxation.

“At the start of a new year people should be setting their intentions, relaxing, and making happy resolutions—not stressing over their next paycheck,” said Beider.

Furloughed government employees can schedule a 1-hour massage (value $120) through the studio websites or by calling their preferred location. Present your ID prior to the session. By appointment only, now through January 20. Offer valid at any location, one per client per location.

Massage Williamsburg, Massage Greenpoint, and Massage Outpost are clinical massage studios in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2009, the studios have massaged over 30,000 New Yorkers and regularly volunteer with nonprofit groups and organizations reaching underserved and undervalued populations.  For more info or to make an appointment: 
Massage Williamsburg | | 917-538-6560
Massage Greenpoint | | 347-844-9177
Massage Outpost (Dumbo) | | 646-470-0513


Author: The Greenline

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