Massage Therapy and Increased Oxytocin

Massage Therapy and Increased Oxytocin

Massage Therapy and Increased Oxytocin

Does massage therapy increase the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin?

Oxytocin, like endorphins or serotonin, is a type of hormone in your body that promotes positive feelings.

A 2012 study found evidence to suggest that 5 minutes of massage could not only help people relax but could also boost oxytocin levels.

Research from 2015 noted that oxytocin levels also increase in the person giving the massage.

Massage clients often report less pain, stress, and anxiety and many also noticed an improved mood and greater feelings of well-being.

Healthcare continues evolving to less-invasive, natural, and drug-free methods, recognizing the value of massage therapy as an aspect of wellness.

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