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 PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS of massage are great
Massage benefits emotional and spiritual recovery
Massage therapy can be a most beneficial adjunct to therapy of any ailments, as it affects our body on all possible levels.

Most people knowing benefits and effects of massage believe that massage has a positive effect on almost any condition.By reducing mental stress affects physical health and by affecting physical and physiological functioning affects mental health stability and a person’s sense of well-being.

 As stress produces a serious disequilibrium in the physiology and biochemistry that affects us profoundly on a basic level.

We know that psychological stress affects us physically and may even lead to physical health problems and psychosomatic illnesses, such as ulcers or coronary heart disease. And conversely, suffering from any physical health problems increases significantly anxiety, worsening our conditions in return.

 As massage changes stress and anxiety levels(massage reduces cortisol levels), the person benefits, not only psychologically but physiologically as well. Massage is able to reduce stress and anxiety and give you a feeling of well being.A study on massage and job-related stress revealed that

15 minutes of on-the-job massage reduced the levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Tension, depression, fatigue, anger and confusion were significantly reduced (Cafarelli, Flint, 1992). It means that even 15 minutes of massage provides a profound relaxation.

 Massage has been shown to have a positive effect on mood, alleviating depressionand releasing underlying it anxiety.

Unresolved issues and feelings, such as anger or resentment, produce physiological responses that unchecked lead to painful tension and instability of mood.

Releasing such tension immediately brings the relief, reduces antagonistic responses, and puts us in sync with others.