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Relieve Depression with Massage

Alexis M., lmt Jul 22, 2017

Depression & Massage

In a society that is moving faster than ever before, massage is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury.  With the need to keep up with the newest and brightest toys, others are moving the complete opposite way. Instead of craving the newest trend, we are craving companionship and a genuine human connection.

While depression is not a joke, I remember my massage instructor saying, “Massage therapy is cheaper than regular therapy.” Being a licensed massage therapist for almost a year now, I completely understand what she meant. I’ve helped hundreds of people and my favorite thing about being a massage therapist is listening and respecting the fact that clients are telling me all of their troubles, both physical and emotional. The massage becomes more than just a massage session. It becomes personal time carved out of your day, for just you. No kids. No work. No problems. Table time is you time. Take advantage of you silence and focus on you.

Over looked symptoms

  • Irritability, restlessness

  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once found pleasurable

  • Fatigue and decreased energy

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions

  • Insomnia, early–morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping

  • Overeating, or appetite loss

  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment

Studies have shown that massage increases your "happy" hormones such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. Which is good news for the both of us! So next time you’re feeling a little down, come get a massage!

Wishing you good health & happiness

Alexis M., LMT
 

https://www.amtamassage.org/approved_position_statements/Massage-Can-Reduce-Symptoms-of-Depression.html1

 

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