Therapeutic Massage For Anxiety: How Touch Therapy Improves Mental Health

...It all comes down to the importance of touch and intimacy in human emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Research has shown that frequent touches ... can help foster bonds between people, improve immune system function, decrease heart rate and blood pressure, and overall improve emotional well-being. In addition to the purely physical benefits of massages (lowering cortisol and relaxing muscle tension), they can also provide similar results as exercise or meditation: A release of endorphins that create a happy “buzz,” improved sleep, and sharper mind.
-Lecia Bushak

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