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Dr. Brent Bauer of the Mayo Clinic on the Benefits of Massage Therapy
MASSAGE THERAPY HELPS
Taking time for massage is as important for people dealing with depression as it is for people dealing with arthritis, sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. WebMD reviewed more than a dozen studies that revealed how massage can fight depression by lowering cortisol levels.
Cortisol is the body's response to stress, and massage therapy lowers it by as much as 50%. At the same time, massage also can increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are both neurotransmitters that help stabilize your mood.
MASSAGE THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION
The International Journal of Neuroscience studied a group of people with spinal cord injuries who were also suffering from depression. Twice a week for five weeks, half the patients received two 40-
Both groups improved their physical abilities during that time, but the people who received massage therapy also became less depressed. So even while exercise has long been accepted as a means of combating depression, massage not only provides additional benefits but can also relieve stiffness and soreness resulting from physical exercise.
COMMITMENT TO WELLNESS
Sometimes it can be difficult to make time for taking care of yourself, but setting up a regular massage schedule is an effective way of maintaining regular attention to wellness. Ongoing massage therapy promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness, which reinforces a positive attitude.
Reserving some specific time for a professional massage, customized to address your personal needs, makes it easier to remember that you deserve to feel good and that you're taking important steps to make it happen.