May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Find out how massage therapy can positively affect the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.
Massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress on physical and psychological levels. One study reported a significant decrease in heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure. Read the research »
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Manage the Symptoms of Depression
Research indicates massage therapy can reduce anxiety and depression providing benefits similar to psychotherapy. It can help decrease the signs of depression in those with chronic pain, tension-type headaches, hospice patients and more. Read the research »
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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. Read the research »
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