Massage for Anxiety
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, General Anxiety Disorder is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a number different things such as money, health, work, family, or other issues. Anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of the adults in the US, which is approximately 40 million people. Anxiety can lead to sleeplessness and muscle tension. Regular massage therapy sessions have been proven to improve quality of sleep, relax muscles and ease pain, making it a great natural option to aide in the treatment of anxiety.
Sleeplessness is one of the most significant symptoms of anxiety. Sleep is vital, particularly deep sleep. When we sleep, our body and mind repair and regenerate. Lack of sleep not only affects our mental state, it also weakens our immune system. Massage therapy releases serotonin, which helps bring a sense of calm, making it easier to fall asleep. Furthermore, massage relaxes the nervous system, allowing a more restful and deeper sleep.
Another significant symptom of anxiety is muscle tension. Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissues, thus easing muscle contractions and spasms and may reduce nerve compression. As the muscles relax, there is less pressure applied on joints. Massage also improves circulation, which means more oxygen and nutrients are getting to the muscles.
Massage therapy is a proven natural aide in the treatment of anxiety. Massage releases endorphins and boosts serotonin and dopamine, which are all hormones your body produces to help you feel better, manage pain and calm nerves. We hope you will come see for yourself and reap the rewards of this drug-free, all natural approach to managing anxiety.