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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Why does a change in cortisol and serotonin levels demonstrate the effectiveness of massage as a healing therapy?
Why are specific articles that use tangible outcomes and a scientific methodology important to advancing massage therapy as a credible and effective therapy?
How does this article contribute to the study of CAM practices?
What is your opinion of the modality discussed in this article? Do you see any outstanding benefits or detractions from the therapy's use in contemporary wellness environments?

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Why does a change in cortisol and serotonin levels demonstrate the effectiveness of massage as a healing therapy?

A change in cortisol and serotonin levels demonstrate the effectiveness of massage as a healing therapy because in a study of massage therapy, cortisol was measure and a decrease in cortisol levels of 31 percent can have a positive effects on the immune system. Massage will help decrease bugs by boosting your "natural killer cells" and the immune system's first line of defense against invading illness. Cortisol destroys natural killer cells and because massage decreases cortisol, it will boost the natural killer cells of the immune system. Massage boost immunity in severly compromise immune systems like breast cancer patients. A decrease in cortisol and an increase in serotonin and dopamine may lead to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Coritisol can increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels and suppress the immune system. Therefore, a decrease in cortisol can lower blood level and increase the immune system. An increase ...

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A change in cortisol and serotonin levels demonstrate the effectiveness of massage as a healing therapy because in a study of massage therapy, cortisol was measure and a decrease in cortisol levels of 31 percent can have a positive effects on the immune system. Massage will help decrease bugs by boosting your "natural killer cells" and the immune system's first line of defense against invading illness. Cortisol destroys natural killer cells and because massage decreases cortisol, it will boost the natural killer cells of the immune system.

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