Massage Useful For Anxiety

Massage Useful For Anxiety

No matter what side you’re on, after this last election everyone’s nerves are not only fried, but extra crispy.  If all the pundits and all your Facebook friends have left you feeling anxious then there’s no better solution than getting a massage.

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In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Mark Hyman Rapaport and his colleagues report the results of a randomized clinical trial using Swedish massage therapy as an intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). 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.

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