Massage is no longer only offered in high-end circles. Now the benefits of massage have been proven to be more than just relaxation. Massage through many studies has been proven to relieve anxiety and depression.

Massage can relieve anxiety by changing the body’s biochemistry

Massage has been proven to lower levels of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone. Massage can also increase the levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are brain neurotransmitters that help reduce depression. Massage helps to clear the mind, decrease toxins built up within the muscles, and reduce muscle tension. The type and duration of treatment varies from patient to patient; however, typically multiple sessions are needs to see the best results and the best results come with relaxation based techniques.

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At Scott Family Health we aim to treat each patient’s unique and specific conditions through medical massage. Schedule today to relieve stress and decrease your anxiety.