News Release

June 1, 2004

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Program Will Explore Benefits of Massage Therapy for Patients with Lupus

Farmington, Conn. – A workshop exploring the benefits of massage therapy for people with lupus will be held on Thursday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The program is being sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter, and will be held in the conference room of the Health Center’s Academic Research Building (use the main hospital entrance or the academic entrance).

Michelle Amo, a nationally certified, Connecticut licensed massage therapist, will run the program. Ms. Amo is a graduate of the Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

To register for the program, call the UConn Health Center at 800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is recognized as the leader of the lupus movement in the United States and is the largest lupus group with a nationwide network of local chapters and community-based support groups. The mission of the LFA is to educate and support those affected by lupus and find the cure. For more information, visit or call 860-953-0387or 800-699-6967.

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