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Massage Helps Reduce Feelings of Anxiety and Depression

Liz Garrison, LMT Nov 24, 2014

It is a well-known fact that massage helps with chronic aches and pains but, did you know it helps with anxiety and depression too? 

Mentioned on the Prevention magazine website, more than a dozen massage research studies conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine shows that massage helps with depression and anxiety by lowering the body's Cortisol levels (a stress hormone) by up to 53%. Massage also increased serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.

Cases of severe anxiety and depression need to be monitored and treated by a qualified doctor but, adding massage to the treatment plan can mean a big boost. 

If you are in the Dallas area, your local Elements Massage at Preston Hollow can help.  They offer an introductory massage starting at $49 to get you started and a monthly Wellness Program starting at $59 to keep you going.

For more information: 

http://elementsmassage.com/prestonhollow/anxiety  

http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/how-massage-helps-depression-and-anxiety

 

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