The AMTA office will be closed after 2:00 p.m. Central Time on Friday, May 24 and all day Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We look forward to connecting with you on Tuesday, May 28 after 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

Get a Massage During Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Find out how massage therapy can positively affect the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.

Relieve Stress

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 pressureRead the research »

Related: Relief Within Reach: Massage & Stress | 2.5 CE Credits

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 »

Related: Massage Therapy for Depressed Clients | 2 CE Credits 

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. Read the research »

Find a Trusted Massage Therapist

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

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Kelly L., AMTA member since 2010