Massage Therapy for Depression

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), there are 300 million people worldwide who suffer from depression. That is way too many people around the world who suffer from this condition. Sadly fewer than 10% receives treatment in many countries due to stigma, lack of trained healthcare professionals, etc. While the people who are diagnosed with depression are prescripted to take anti-depressant pills; however, there is an alternative natural way to beat depression, and that is through massage therapy. Massage Therapy is not just for pampering yourself but helps promote a positive outcome to your mind and body to improve your overall mood.

How can a Massage Therapy help with depression?
Massage Therapy Treatment provides a mind, and body connection that relaxed the patient and feels cared for; as the Massage Therapist uses their hands, elbow, and forearms to help release muscle tension, increase blood flow circulation to your body, and relieve pain. Massage Therapy helps increase the production of serotonin and dopamine which are both neurotransmitters that improve your mood. Also, Massage Therapy helps reduce the level of cortisol a hormone that responds to stress. As a result, it is suggested that Massage Therapy Treatment can help with depression and other psychological issues as it helps improve the biochemistry of the body to enhance the patients' mood.

Many types of Massage Treatment can help with depression; however, the most common Massage Therapy Treatment in North America is the Swedish Massage; which is the most popular Treatment we provide in Medical Massage Boutique. Swedish Massage is where the Massage Therapist uses long strokes, kneading, and circular movements using massage oils or lotion to the superficial layer of your muscle to help you feel relaxed and enhance your overall mood. Don't depend on anti-depressant pills; when there is an alternative natural way to help you beat depression. Seek help as there is nothing better than the human touch.


5 Massage Therapies That Can Improve Your Mental Wellness By: Inc. Author: Indigo Triplett Published on: May 13, 2015 


Depression By: World Health Organization Published on: March 22, 2018


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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Lauren (Friday, 09 November 2018 12:36)

    This is so interesting! As someone who suffers with depression, I can say I am always looking for ways to take positive steps! I have never thought of this before! Thank you!

  • #2

    Mel (Friday, 09 November 2018 12:46)

    I needed this. Thank you. I am one who suffers with this and needs help other than medication

  • #3

    Zeny (Friday, 09 November 2018 17:41)

    This is a wonderful resource for people like me who suffers from depression time to time & is looking for new ways to overcome it. Thank you!

  • #4

    CrazyFitnessGuy (Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:28)

    Great post about depression and thanks for it.