Massage Therapy Increases Happy Chemicals

Massage Therapy Increases Happy Chemicals

Massage Therapy Increases Happy Chemicals

Does massage therapy increase the ‘happy chemicals’ dopamine and serotonin?

Research supports the positive effects of massage therapy on biochemistry, including decreased levels of cortisol (stress) and increased serotonin and dopamine levels.

Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that helps regulate movement, and emotional response and most importantly controls the brain’s reward and pleasure centers.

Receiving massage therapy induces the same sense of pleasure as physical intimacy.

Serotonin is a mood stabilizer and often flows when we feel significant.

Research shows massages can decrease cortisol levels by 30% and when cortisol production is inhibited your brain is in an optimal state to produce serotonin.

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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