Nearly everyone will experience some form of mental health condition during their life.
It's estimated 25-30% of the current population are experiencing it in some form right now.
For this reason, it's so important to understand the essential part massage can play in treatment and/or prevention.
Due to numerous positive studies, we are now just starting to see a shift in mindset within the general population. People are realising massage isnt just for physical pain. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has documented the change, and now suggest as much as 88% of US population now recognise massage for its mental health benefits.
Unfortunately Australia is well behind in this statistic, with only an estimated 15% recognising the same.
There have been many recent studies conducted world wide that further support this idea that massage can be beneficial for depression, especially if it is also combined with professional phycological help.
Please Note : The very act of getting a massage for the very first time can cause anxiety for some people. So, when using massage to assist with any mental health issues it is ESSENTIAL that you book in a regular block of massages to ensure you get the best outcome. I would suggest a minimum of 6 massages performed no longer than 1 week ...read more