As a difficult illness that can exacerbate health conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis, depression can be an uphill battle. To help provide relief and combat depression, massage delivers a holistic boost to improve overall feelings of health and wellness to those suffering from this difficult and persistent condition. By promoting an individual’s biochemistry, massage is a great method for helping those fighting the terrible effects of chronic depression.
When it comes to the physical body, many depressed people experience relentless aches and pains. The recognition of these symptoms is called ‘structural collapse’ and it includes the following signature markers:
● Poor posture
● Upper back and neck tension
● Shortening of abdominal muscles
● Sloping or rounding of shoulders
● Restricted breathing
● Tightening of diaphragmatic arch
These issues can all be addressed through the healing powers of massage. Through the application of pressure and touch, our talented team of massage therapists can help reverse structural collapse and aid in releasing the body’s physical and emotional tension.
The attention on promoting deep breathing while stimulating the mind and body relationship can help provide a sense of renewal and reinvigoration. Additional benefits include lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, boosting production of serotonin and dopamine, encouraging better sleep, and boosting circulation to help restore the body’s natural energy supplies.
As with all serious medical conditions, be sure to talk to your primary care physician about any feelings of depression and discuss available treatment plans before seeking out massage.