Massage Therapy + Mental Health


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.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

Find a Trusted Massage Therapist

Members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are the most trusted massage therapists in the United States.


Massage for Health and Wellness

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

Massage Therapy for the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Massage Therapy + Aging

"It's nice to know that I am part of an organization that is backing me 100 percent."

Kristie W., AMTA member since 2011

Massage