Massage therapy is an important part of physical recovery and treatment. Regular massages can assist with pain management and maintain the body’s functionality to prevent injury. However, if you go to massage therapy regularly, you know that you also feel mentally better when you leave. Increased blood flow and reduced muscle tension can’t give you that happy glow, right?

Think again! Research shows massage therapy is actually enormously mentally beneficial, and for a number of conditions.

Reduces Anxiety

Many patients experience reduced anxiety. This includes patients suffering from chronic pain, life threatening diseases, and psychological conditions.

When is Massage Therapy Most Effective?

  • If you are considering surgery, going to massage therapy before and after surgery can help you reduce your anxiety levels and find a sense of calm.
  • If you have a psychological condition that causes anxiety or depression, regular massage therapy can help you control your symptoms (in a similar way to psychotherapy treatments).
  • If you are experiencing unusual stress in your life, a massage can help you control your stress and maintain normal levels of relaxation.
  • In general, massage therapy can help increase the neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety and decrease hormones associated with increasing anxiety.

At SHANTI WELL-BEING INC, we believe in holistic care that takes care of the mental self as well as the physical self. We know our massage therapy is effective for all sorts of physical ailments, but we wish more people knew that massage therapy can have great mental benefits as well. We live in a stressful and anxious time, which is why it is so vital to ensure that our mental health is being taken care of as well as our physical health.

If you think that massage therapy can help you manage your stress, anxiety, and/ or depression, call us and let us help increase your all round well-being today.