Can Massage Therapy help reduce Stress?
Massage Therapy has a positive impact in reducing the effects of stress on the body.
In studies carried out by the Touch Institute at the University of Miami massage was found to reduce the levels of cortisol in the body (Cortisol is the stress hormone, it was used as an indicator of increased sympathetic nervous system firing and stress).
Massage is able to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and give the client a feeling of well-being. With these changes on stress levels, the person benefits, not only psychologically but physiologically as well.
In summary, massage reduces emotional stress levels, giving people a sense of well-being and relaxation.