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Destress this April

April is Stress Awareness Month and we'll be sharing news and views on this topic throughout the month.

Massage Training Institute

Massage is a proven way to destress and the science supports this, as these research studies show:

  • Massage is better at reducing anxiety than any other treatment studied (Crawford et al meta analysis 2016)
  • Massage benefits may include improvements in body image esteem, pain management and the therapeutic value of touch and it could play a preventative role in a decline in emotional wellbeing (Munk and Zanjani 2011)
  • Research indicates that massage therapy has a positive impact on emotional wellbeing, in both healthy adults and those with mental health conditions (MTI Research Group 2017)
  • Massage therapy may promote a parasympathetic response by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and feelings of anxiety (C.A. Moyer, James Rounds and James W. Hannum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Psychological Bulletin, 2004 Vol 130)

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