Massage Therapy and Depression
What is depression?
Depression is both a brain disorder and a state of mind. It is a common, serious illness that leads to a persistent sad, anxious or “empty mood.” Affecting almost 300 million people worldwide, it can happen to anyone, at any age, and to people of any race or ethnic group. It is never a “normal” part of life. Depression, which is treatable, can come from chemical imbalances in the brain, hormonal changes, medications or life events. Though it can be treated by methods like anti-depressants and talk therapy, massage therapy is a great addition to the treatment of depression.