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Improving anxiety and depression
Massage stimulates skin and subcutaneous mechanoreceptors promoting the parasympathetic activity. These signals stimulate the vagal activity (Field, 1998) and increase the dopamine level.
The vagal activity cause a reflex relaxation that can reduce the state of anxiety (Wall and Melzack, 1984; Diego 2010) in one massage session (Moyer et al , 2008). The increase of dopamine can decrease the stress and depression in multiple massage sessions (Moyer et al , 2008).
Therapeutic massage can be an effective choice of treatment for a number of psychological issues (Bost and Wallis, 2006). It can be also used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem (Frey Law et al 2008; Downey et al 2009; Back et al 2009; Ferrell-Torry, A. T. & Glick, 1993), to increase mood and positive mental health (Weinberg et al, 1988) and quality of life (Moyer et al,2004 ).
PHYSIUM is beeing used un physical therapist centers. You can access the results they are getting at “Results and PHYSIUM safety” menu option.