Battling any illness comes with its own set of anxieties, but research published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care shows that massage therapy can help. The study indicated that massage therapy had a positive influence on the stress levels of people suffering serious illnesses such as brain cancer.
Researchers suggest that massage therapy can improve the emotional and physical well-being of patients with late stage diseases. When used in combination with standard care, massage therapy can help reduce stress, anxiety, pain and fatigue and increase quality of life.
If you are dealing with illness related stress, talk with your doctor to see if massage therapy is right for you.
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