Psychological and mental benefits

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Reduces stress and anxiety through relaxation of body and mind.

Enhances well-being and body awareness through relaxation and cutaneous stimulation and improved body image.

Can assist the ease of emotional expression through relaxation.

Increases mental alertness by relaxing the body and by removing unwanted stress.

Clinically depressed adolescents reported decreased feeling of depression and anxiety after 5 weeks of massage twice a week.

Many clients experience a sense of renewed energy after massages by taking a break from the stresses of the day.

Fosters peace of mind.

Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness.

Helps relieve mental stress.

Massage increases the dopamine level. An increase in dopamine is linked to decreased stress levels and reduced depression.

Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately.

Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.

Satisfies need for caring – nurturing touch.

Fosters a feeling of well-being.

Reduces the level of anxiety.

Increases awareness of mind-body connection

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