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Massage Therapy for Improved Mental Health
Today’s medical researchers have found massage therapy can provide benefits to those who experience mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Massage has shown to significantly reduce stress on both physical and psychological levels. By elevating neurotransmitters associated with lowering anxiety, and decreasing hormones associated with increasing anxiety, massage is a wonderful way to help improve your mental health.
At Need to be Kneaded, we can develop a treatment plan where you can be nurtured on our table using long slow strokes, which will help your mind and body to slow down and relax. A specialised blend of essential oils and hot stones can be added to your massage to provide an even deeper sense of relaxation.
Essential Oils Can Help Too
Research has shown that using essential oils may improve sleep, enhance mood, and improve quality of life. They may also help reduce the symptoms of anxiety disorders, which often occur alongside depression.
We have two beautiful blends at Need to be Kneaded: Ground & Uplift – this is for those who want to reduce stressful and anxious feelings, and Relax & Calm. This blend helps calm the mind and promote a more restful sleep. These are both now available in our online store or in the clinic.
Need support or information around depression and anxiety, for yourself, a friend or family member? Please visit BeyondBlue to contact their Support Service and click here for details of other national crisis and help lines.
If you would like to feel nurtured and relaxed while on the massage table…