From the Wall Street Journal:
"Brooklyn massage therapist Rachel Beider wasn’t surprised to see a 12% uptick in her business after the November election, but that was just the start.
The week after Donald Trump was inaugurated, sales at Massage Greenpoint popped 48% from pre-election levels, she says. And so far this month, the figure nearly has doubled.
Ms. Beider says clients are complaining of insomnia, tension and anxiety; Most cite the new administration.
“In our industry, stress is sort of a commodity,” she says. “In an odd way, it’s good for business.”
Yes, in left-leaning New York City, stress-relief specialists—from acupuncturists to barkeepers and therapists—say the fledgling Trump administration has triggered a surge in demand."
Original Article by Anne Kadet Here: New Yorkers Seek Ways to Cope with New World Order
From US News and World Report
In this Monday, March 6, 2017, photo, massage therapist and business consultant Rachel Beider poses for a photo at her studio Massage Greenpoint, one of two she owns, with the other being Massage Williamsburg, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Beider said she has grown her client base, as many people have been seeking stress relief since the elections.
From ABC News
STRESS IS UP, SO'S HIRING
"Business surged at Rachel Beider's two massage businesses in New York's borough of Brooklyn after President Donald Trump's inauguration, with revenue rising 50 percent that first week. Bookings have remained high and Beider, who has a total of 46 part-time massage therapists at Massage Williamsburg and Massage Greenpoint, needs four more to keep up. She's also hired a full-time receptionist.
Clients stressed about the political climate are making appointments in hopes that a massagewill help them feel better, Beider says.
"Their anxiety is taking a physical toll on their health, manifesting as shoulder tension, neck pain, headaches, insomnia and jaw pain," Beider says.
Beider was surprised by the increase in her business.
"I wasn't expecting the volume or frequency of appointments — people are making more visits," she says."
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