Now this, massage therapy is among the most popular complementary and medical treatments for anxiety. But this is trial to assess how effective massage is for patients with generalized anxiety disorder.

In the research show that the trial randomly assigned 68 Group Health patients with generalized anxiety disorder to 10 one-hour sessions in pleasant, relaxing environments, each presided over by a licensed massage therapists who delivered either massage or one of two control treatments:
• Relaxation therapy to breathing those deeply while lying down
• Thermotherapy who will having arms and legs wrapped intermittently with heating pads and warm towels

All these treatments were provided while lying down on a massage table in a softly lighted room with quiet music. All participants will received a handout on practicing deep breathing daily at home. Unlike the two control treatments, massage was specifically designed to enhance the function of the parasympathetic nervous system and relieve symptoms of anxiety including muscle tension.

Using a standard rating scale in interviews, the researchers asked the patients about the psychological and physical effects of their anxiety right after the 12-week treatment period ended and three months later

All these of the groups reported that their symptoms of anxiety had decreased by about 40 percent by the end of treatment—and by about 50 percent three months later. In addition to the decline in anxiety, those patients also reported fewer symptoms of depression and less worry and disability. In the research team is detected that no differences among the those groups; but the trial did not include a control group that got no treatment at all.

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