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Massage Therapy + Mental Health

May 15, 2014

According to the American Psychology Association, stress levels among U.S. adults are rising, and it's having a negative impact on mental and physical health.

Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression may be positively affected with massage therapy.



Studies Show Massage Therapy Can Help Mental Health & Wellbeing

  • Reduce trait anxiety and depression with a course of care providing benefits similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy.
  • Increase neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety.
  • Significantly decrease heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.
  • Reduce depression in individuals with HIV, lessen anxiety in cancer patients, reduce anxiety and depression in military veterans and lower work-related stress for nurses.

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