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Numerous studies have been conducted to quantify the extent to which massage helps to alleviate anxiety, and the general consensus is that there is a positive correlation between massage and reduced levels of anxiety.
For example, a 2010 study by Sherman, focused on investigating the effectiveness of therapeutic massage for people with generalised anxiety disorder found that massage can be an effective tool to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. During the study, 68 participants with generalised anxiety disorder were randomly assigned to one of three treatments—therapeutic massage, thermotherapy or relaxing room therapy—which they had ten sessions of over 12 weeks. By the end of the three-month program, researchers found that all participants had experienced an improvement in their anxiety, as measured by changes in their Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS). Interestingly, the researchers also found that participants continued to experience a reduction in their HARS rating even after the therapy had finished, at the 26-week follow-up period.
Massage works to alleviate anxiety in several inter-connected ways. Specifically, massage helps to relieve the symptoms of anxiety by:
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