Depression sucks. It sucks when it sneaks up on you, when it lingers and when you’ve been having an episode, and you don’t even realize it until it’s been weeks, sometimes months. But if you’re one of the 16 million Americans who suffer from various forms of depression, massage therapy treatment can help. It can help you cope with some of the physical symptoms that accompany your mental state.
Massage Therapy Treatment for Depression
How does massage therapy treatment help, exactly? Sure, you may feel like your depression is entirely in your head. But that’s precisely it. Massage therapy can increase levels of serotonin and dopamine in your brain. These are neurotransmitters that can serve as a means to help stabilize your mood.
Just one 50-minute session can promote these essential brain chemicals. You’ll get an instant jolt of the good brain waves that your body and mind have been craving. Additionally, cortisol, a chemical that the body releases during stressful situations. It reduces by as much as 50% from just one massage therapy treatment.
Please don’t rely on massage therapy treatment as a replacement for regular sessions with your psychotherapist. Also, don’t use it as a substitute for any medication you are taking without consulting with your doctor. However, in tandem with regular psychotherapy, massage therapy treatment for your body can help you to uncoil your tightly wound muscles and achieve a preferred state of relaxation. This physical relief can help you focus on what you need to do in your treatment and recovery.
Don’t let depression leave you feeling stiff and uncomfortable. Our Huntington Beach chiropractor and massage therapist can provide some relief to your body’s aches and pains. Call our office today to schedule your appointment. We will have you feeling better in as little as 50 minutes.