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Home relaxation techniques to beat stress

12th March 2010

A study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety has shown that massage is no more effective at cutting anxiety than deep breathing and soothing music.

The study of 68 people involved them receiving one of three treatments; massage, relaxation therapy and thermotherapy. Findings revealed anxiety symptoms were halved for those given 10 massage sessions over three months but those given relaxation therapy, which is much cheaper, improved by the same amount. Massage experts say the primary aim of massage is to treat damage to soft tissue rather than relaxation.


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