Can a Massage Therapist Help With Depression?

January 30th, 2022
Can a Massage Therapist Help With Depression?

A massage is a great way to remedy aches and pains throughout the body. But did you know that a massage therapist can also help with depression? Massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years, and many people believe that the release of tension and pain can help to relieve depression.

In this article, we will be exploring what forms of massage therapy are most effective for depression.

Are All Forms of Massage Therapy Helpful for Depression?

Not all forms of massage therapy are effective for treating depression. Furthermore, the results of treatment will depend largely on the patient. Through our work, we have found that shiatsu and deep tissue massages are most effective for treating depression.

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique. The shiatsu therapist uses their hand to apply targeted pressure to parts of the body. The pressure of a shiatsu massage is much more intense than other forms and helps to manipulate joints and muscle tissues in the body. A shiatsu massage can calm the mind and help with depression.

Deep tissue massage (DTM) is similar to shiatsu in that it uses pressure to manipulate the muscle and other soft tissue of the body. The difference is that with DTM, the therapist works on muscle groups that are much closer to bones and deep connective tissues.

Total Care Health Makes Your Health Our Priority

At Total Care Health, we understand how important the skeletal and nervous systems are for treating pain, injuries, and depression. Depression can be a side effect of aches, discomfort, and other physical health issues. Our team provides a full suite of services including physiotherapy, chiropractic service, and massage therapy to the Greater Vancouver Region to remedy these conditions.

Total Care Health, based in Surrey, BC, offers science-based therapy in a compassionate environment. They have chiropractors, kinesiologists, physiotherapists, and massage therapists available to help you.

If you have any questions about this article, or you would like to book an appointment with one of our professionals, please call us at (604) 854-3090. We can help with orthotics!


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