Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression may be positively affected with massage therapy.
Studies shows massage may help:
- Reduce trait anxiety and depression with a course of care providing benefits similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy.1
- Increase neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety.2
- Significantly decrease heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.3
- 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.4
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