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Massage Therapy and Meditation for anxiety and depression

Massage therapy is a great way to treat anxiety. Massage elevates neurotransmitters that lower anxiety and decreases hormones that increase anxiety.

As depression is a mental illness, it tends to go into the body as well. The body can feel very heavy. Massage can change the physical sensation of heaviness to something much lighter. It’s a great way to promote a healthy sense of living in ones body rather than living in ones head. Massage can retrain a person on how their mind and body should feel when they are relaxed, less anxious, health and less depressed. Each time you are able to calm the body it remembers what it like to live in a positive state, and can show people it is possible. Weekly sessions is a very good way to start this process, and adjust treatments as needed depending on results.  

Meditation is a great way to promote letting go of what the world has trained us to think and feel and tune into ourselves. Helps you create the skills to focus on the moment at hand. When life is difficult it takes you to a place to where you can acknowledge what obstacles are at hand while providing enough space from the situation to let the answers to certain issues just appear because you were able to clear your mind to receive the best solution. 

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Meditation and emotional well-being

When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress.

The emotional benefits of meditation can include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increasing imagination and creativity
  • Increasing patience and tolerance

 

Meditation and illness

Meditation might also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress.

While a growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of meditation, some researchers believe it's not yet possible to draw conclusions about the possible benefits of meditation.

With that in mind, some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sleep problems
  • Tension headaches