Massage for Anxiety
The American Massage Therapy Association has compiled research on the effectiveness of bodywork in lowering anxiety from children to the elderly -- under all sorts of circumstances, from chronic pain to addiction recovery, childbirth to end of life.
"...Massage therapy can assist in reducing the symptoms of anxiety".
As the bodywork modality that concentrates on the structures of the Central Nervous System -- the brain and the spine -- CranioSacral Therapy is an excellent choice to address anxiety.
Clients report feelings of stress and worry melting away as CranioSacral therapists perform this "massage of the nervous system".
A fundamental principle of bodywork is that all self-healing, facilitated by the process, takes place in the rest-and-relax state of the Autonomic Nervous System, not the fight-or-flight state. CranioSacral Therapy moves people toward the relaxed state.
American Massage Therapy Association Position Statement On Anxiety
Influence of craniosacral therapy on anxiety, depression and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. PubMed
CranioSacral Therapy for Stress and Anxiety." Natural Therapy Pages Australia
Releasing Emotions Trapped In The Tissues, MassageTodayThe Powerfully Positive Effects of Massage On The Nervous System
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