Mental Health

Self Improvement

Mandy Kloppers

Massage Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Stress has become an unavoidable part of our life. It is not possible to eradicate all the stress and anxiety in a day. Studies show that 90 percent of illness in people originates from stress and anxiety alone. Releasing physical and emotional stress is essential to improve overall health and well-being.

Constant stress can cause:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Heart disease and more.


Depression and anxiety are disturbing conditions. According to the centers for disease control and prevention “Depression can affect the health and result in chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and obesity”. Depression can also affect your work productivity.


With physical benefits massage provide emotional balance too. In our massage therapy in Vancouver we provide our clients comfy, safe place to relax, concentrate and forget all the worries. Massage help in boosting, and-body relation by relaxing the tense muscles. Touch and pressure on points that therapist apply with his fingers help in releasing the stress. Massage also help in enhancing confidence, self-worth and self-love.


If you’re the one who is suffering from anxiety and depression, Worry not you can contact Asian Massage angels who will help you in creating a sense of relief, and improve mind boy connection.


The Benefits of Massage for anxiety and Depression

A 60 to 90 minutes massage can help in lowering cortisol that is your body’s main stress hormone. It works with certain parts of your brain to control your mood, motivation, and fear. Massage can help in lowering stress hormone to an average of 30 percent. When it decreases the body’s anti-pain mechanism serotonin increases by an average of 28 percent. By lowering cortisol and increasing serotonin you are improving your body’s ability to fight off pain, anxiety, and feelings of sadness.


Massage can help lower cortisol levels to help the body get back to normal. Cortisol is not the only chemical that plays a part in stress. Norepinephrine is another stress hormone. Dopamine helps regulate attention, learning, and emotional responses and plays a part in the reward system. Serotonin plays a part in regulating mood. They all play a role in stress. Massage helps to lower levels of anxiety and depressed mood, increase dopamine and serotonin levels, and decreased norepinephrine.

So when you are planning how to reduce stress, consider making massage a routine part of your self-care.


When performed by a trained professional, massage therapy is generally safe for most people. You’ll find that it provides immediate gratification. You may feel relaxed and calm from the time your massage begins. You can combine it with more conventional treatment for depression, such as medication and psychotherapy

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