Mental health and the benefits of massage

June 18, 2022

Medical research have found massage therapy can provide benefits to those who experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Experts have shown certain massage therapy can be a great help to psychotherapy for treating certain conditions.

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health issues we face today.  The Miami School of Medicine researchers found massage therapy had positive effects on people who were experiencing a range of mental health issues.

  • Depression
  • eating disorders
  • stress
  • anxiety

They found 30% increase in serotonin and dopamine levels and a reduction in cortisol which is the stress hormone. These findings suggested massage therapy activates neurotransmitters that can decrease anxiety and lower stress hormones. They concluded that massage activated the sympathetic nervous system reducing their anxiety and improving their mood.

Surfcoast massage is fully qualified in remedial massage, craniosacral therapy, soft tissue work and a range of other treatments that can be found on our website. The above treatments can assist with our mental health issues we face today. Surfcoast massage has been operating on the surfcoast since 2004 and works with osteopaths, physiotherapists, naturopaths and homeopaths in the area to get the best results for the client.

Call Surfcoast massage on 0438668878 and speak with Lisa to discuss your treatment.