Take Care of Yourself During AMTA’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week
Research shows that massage therapy can help manage stress, anxiety and pain. Take care of yourself both physically and mentally by incorporating massage therapy into your health and wellness regimen.
Manage Stress & Anxiety with Massage Therapy
Research on the benefits of massage therapy gives strong evidence for including massage as part of an approach to staving off stress and anxiety.
- Measures of oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were all lower after a 10 to 15 minute chair massage in controlled studies
- A randomized study found women with stage 1 and stage 2 breast cancer had reduced anxiety, depressed mood and anger, while the long-term impact reduced depression and increased serotonin values.
Massage Therapy for Reduced Pain
From low back pain to postoperative pain, massage therapy can greatly benefit those dealing with painful conditions. In fact, 41 percent of American adults who had a massage in the past five years indicate they sought it for pain relief.
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