Providing health and wellness to Fort Collins and Northern
Colorado since 1998.
Riverside Avenue tel: 970.484.9514
Fort Collins, CO 80524 email: LawrenceLay@rockymountainmassage.com
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Current research has demonstrated that the benefits of
massage therapy for each of the following:
- Anorexia: Massage therapy reduced anxiety,
depressed mood and salivary cortisol (stress hormone) levels and resulted in
decreased body dissatisfaction associated with anorexia.
- Asthma: This study showed positive effects of
parents massaging their asthmatic children including increased peak air
flow, improved pulmonary functions, less anxiety and reduced stress hormone
(cortisol) in the children. Parental anxiety also decreased.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
Adolescents with ADHD rated themselves as happier and were observed to
fidget less after massage sessions. Also, teachers rated children receiving
massage as less hyperactive and as spending more time on-task.
- Back Pain: Massage lessened lower back pain,
depression and anxiety, and improved sleep. The massage therapy group also
showed improved range of motion and their serotonin and dopamine levels were
- Breast Cancer: Massage therapy reduced anxiety
and depression and improved immune function including increased natural
killer cell number.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Immediately following
massage therapy depressed mood, anxiety and stress hormone (cortisol) levels
were reduced. Folling 10 days of massage therapy, fatigue related symptoms,
particularly anxiety and somatic symptoms, were reduced, as were depression,
difficulty sleeping and pain. Stress hormone (cortisol) also decreased and
- Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Massage therapy (as
compared to transcutaneous electrical stimulation) improved sleep patterns
and decreased pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and cortisol levels.
- Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia patients slept
better (showed less activity levels suggesting more deep sleep), and had
lower substance P levels and less pain following a month of biweekly
- Hypertension: Massage therapy decreased
diastolic blood pressure, anxiety and cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
- Migraine Headaches: Massage therapy decreased
the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms and
increased serotonin levels.
- Premenstrual Symptoms: Mood improved and
anxiety, pain and water retention symptoms decreased after massage therapy.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Massage therapy improved
functional abilities, range of motion and muscle strength in spinal cord
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