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Massage and Mental Illness

By Michelle Harkey

Massage does a lot more than just help you feel more relaxed, according to a number of studies conducted over the last several decades. The Touch Research Institute has been investigating the verifiable results of massage and found massage to be beneficial not only for your physical well-being, but also your mental state. Specifically, they address the reduction of symptoms associated with depression and anxiety after a massage.

Here's a look at a couple of their findings:

Massage and relaxation therapies’ effects on depressed adolescent mothers “showed behavioral and stress hormone changes, including a decrease in anxious behavior, heartrate, and cortisol levels.” These effects were present after just the first 30 minute massage, while the effects of a meditation in a control group took the entire five-week experiment to begin to show effects.



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