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Massage Therapy and your Mood?
Physical touch therapies are believed to release mood altering chemicals in the body (endorphins, enkephalons) that may effect negative thoughts, stress and depression-type feelings.
These chemicals or neurohormones are the same as those released during exercising ("runner's high") and are effective at decreasing pain, muscle tension and stress. It is believed that they are also effective at altering our mood to be more positive.
While exercising may or may not be an option, massage often is a safe option for improving our physical and mental health. Consider regular massages as part of your plan for a lifestyle of health and wellness.
Ready to experience the health and wellness benefits of massage? Call on Dr. Smith's offices in Minooka or Dwight us to get started.