How Massage Can Help Your Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

The Canadian Mental Health Association(CMHA) distinguishes the difference between anxiety and an anxiety disorder as “unexpected or unhelpful anxiety that seriously impacts our lives, including how we think, feel, and act” (read more here). Anxiety disorders can affect just about anyone at any age and are one of the most common mental health issues in our society. Do you suffer from it? Are you ready to take action?

How Does Massage Help?

One of the methods of treatment for an anxiety disorder is massage therapy. At Everest Health, your massage session creates a moment of silence in your day and mind. As a result, massage helps you become mindful and without judgement, of being in the present moment by removing the stress of every day life. In addition to being present, it also encourages your body to release hormones that help reduce stress.

What Massage Treatment is Best?

Now that you know how massage can help aid your anxiety symptoms, let’s discuss what kind of massage treatment would work best for you. Two massage treatments that we recommend are therapeutic and relaxation. A relaxation massage can help remove the stress and tension from your muscles. Not only does it remove stress and tension, but it can also potentially identify other health conditions such as varicose veins. On the other hand, therapeutic massage can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety by targeting areas where you carry stress in your muscles. After a targeted massage, your body increases it’s levels of oxytocin and serotonin, resulting in a more energetic and happy you!

Want to learn more about therapeutic massage? Click here.

What to learn more about relaxation massage? Click here.

How Can You Book?

Here is how you can book your appointment and be on your way to a more energetic, stress free way of life!

  1. Book online right here
  2. Call us during office hours at (403) 719-2665
  3. Visit us at 2204 2 St SW #112M, Calgary, AB T2S 3c2

There is one place that you can trust to always offer physical and mental calmness: Everest Health.