Did you know that the CDC has found that depression affects 1 in 10 adults in the US? Did you also know that massage therapy relieves depression, anxiety and stress?
A review of more than a dozen massage studies conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami’s Medical School* concludes that Massage Therapy relieves depression and anxiety by affecting the body’s biochemistry.
In a series of studies including 500 men, women, and children with depression or stress problems, researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in participants before and immediately after a massage. They found that massage therapy lowered the amount of cortisol (hormone responsible for driving up blood pressure and blood sugar levels while suppressing the immune system) diminished by 53%. The massage also increased serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
Jennifer Madison Massage provides professional massage therapy services for Saratoga NY, Hudson Falls and the Glens Falls region. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, anxiety or stress, call (518) 744-2315 to schedule a massage with Jennifer today, contact me online for information or to purchase a Massage Gift Certificate.