Tanya Hawkins LMT
Stress can truly be a killer! Stress can be the underlying cause of:
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Problems
- Digestive Issues
- Endocrine System Interruption and Surges.
- It’s B.A.D!
Does massage therapy reduce stress?
The answer to this question is unequivocally YES – massage therapy does reduce stress levels. “Massage releases endorphins that calm the peripheral nervous system.” Massage has been identified as a valid medical method to reduce stress and pain. It has also been proven that massage “reduced anxiety in depressed children and anorexic women. It also reduced anxiety and withdrawal symptoms in adults trying to quit smoking.”
Dozens of clinical studies proving the effectiveness of massage therapy in treating stress related disorders. Yes, massage therapy is a proven, mainstream, medically based, non evasive way to physically reduce harmful levels of stress hormones in the body while increasing levels of endorphins.