Massage Therapy for Mental Health & Wellness


May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Find out how massage therapy can positively affect mental health and wellness.

Relieve Stress

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 pressureContinue 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 »

Reduce Anxiety

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 »

Find a Trusted Massage Therapist

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

Related: Massage Therapy for Depressed Clients | 2 Credit Hours and Relief Within Reach: Massage & Stress | 2.5 Credit Hours


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