May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Find out how massage therapy can positively affect mental health and wellness.
Massage therapy has been shown to be a means by which stress can be reduced significantly on physical and psychological levels. In a study on the effect of trigger point therapy, there was a significant decrease in heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure. Continue reading »
Manage the Symptoms of Depression
Research indicates massage therapy can reduce trait anxiety and depression with a course of treatment providing benefits similar in magnitude to those of psychotherapy. It can help reduce the signs of depression in those with chronic pain, hospice patients, those with tension-type headaches and more. Continue reading »
According to research, massage therapy can increase neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety, and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety. It can help those with generalized anxiety disorder, cancer patients, women in labor and more. Continue reading »
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Members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are the most trusted massage therapists in the United States.
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