Massage is great for so many things. A massage therapy session can relieve stress, alleviate soreness from muscle aches, promote relaxation… and did you know massage can be beneficial for depression.
Massage for depression? Really?
Absolutely. Massage has been found to reduce depression and improve mood in people of all stripes, from children with HIV, to adolescents with psychiatric disorders, to hospice patients. Why does this work? Well, that’s still being researched. The what is often much easier than the why. But caring touch does seem to have a real effect on mood, whether it’s from a loved one, a massage therapist, or a favorite pet.
Of course, if you’re a regular recipient of massage, you can judge for yourself: is your mood improved after a massage? And if you haven’t received a massage lately (or ever!), this is a great opportunity. Do it for science! Or, do it for yourself. Because everyone deserves to feel better, including you.
Call us here at Tahoe Massage and Bodywork to schedule your massage session and feel great.