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Massage Therapy: A Promising Treatment for Anxiety

December 1, 2016

Massage Therapy Can Help to Quell Symptoms of Anxiety

There are many complementary health approaches that can have a positive effect on anxiety, and Massage Therapy is one of them.

Massage therapy can act to cleanse the body of impurities. It can, for example, help break down built up toxins or waste in muscles, and often has a calming effect on anxious patients. A good massage performed by a trained professional can help you relax and soothe the aches and pains in various parts of your body.

In a recently published article entitled, “Massage Therapy May Be Useful in Treating Symptoms of Anxiety,” author and expert, Akansha Vaswani, writes that Mark Hyman Rapaport and his colleagues did a study into the effects of massage therapy on anxiety. They performed a randomized clinical trial using Swedish massage therapy as an intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

“The study conducted at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, found that twice-weekly massage therapy may be a useful alternative treatment for anxiety in terms of reducing both, psychological and somatic symptoms,” Vaswani writes.

When suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, first consult a primary care physician before attempting massage therapy. The may recommend the appropriate anti-anxiety treatment that is best suited for each individual case.

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