Massage Therapy Helps Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Patients

Massage Therapy Helps Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Patients

Massage Therapy Helps Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Patients

How does massage therapy benefit children and adolescents hospitalized with depression and adjustment disorders?

Over 2.7 million youth are experiencing severe major depression.

A study found a 30-minute back massage given daily for a 5-day period to 52 hospitalized depressed and adjustment disorder children and adolescents resulted in:
were less depressed and anxious,
had lower saliva cortisol levels after the massage,
were less anxious and more cooperative,
nighttime sleep increased over the study period, and
urinary cortisol and norepinephrine levels decreased, in depressed subjects only.

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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