Massage Therapy for Military Veterans

militaryMassage can have a significant affect on the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and self compassion.

Research published in Military Medicine reports that military veterans indicated significant reductions in ratings of anxiety, worry, depression and physical pain after massage. Analysis also suggests declining levels of tension and irritability following massage.

The National Guard commissioned a study about the effects of massage on veteran reintegration.  The results are promising. This pilot study was a self-directed program of integrative therapies for National Guard personnel to support reintegration and resilience after return from Iraq or Afghanistan.

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