Treating PTSD With Massage
If you are not familiar with the acronym PTSD, it stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD comes from a result of witnessing or experiencing a severe trauma and not being able to move forward from this trauma but rather reliving it again and again in your mind. PTSD can lead to a number of extremely life disturbing side effects including chronic pain and fatigue, feelings of detachment and difficulty sleeping.
While these symptoms come as a result from imbalances of brain chemicals triggered by the emotional stress caused by the PTSD, many individuals experiencing these issues would rather deal with them in a more natural way instead of just using prescription drugs to mask the problem.
Massage therapy can be very helpful in reducing the anxiety caused by PTSD. Massage eases the physical pain and relaxes the muscles along with the mind to start a cycle of healing. It improves circulation which in turn helps with improving sleep patterns. In addition, the nurturing touch of massage therapy is very beneficial in combatting the disconnection that is felt and restoring a sense of human connection.
If you or someone you know is struggling with the symptoms of PTSD, please contact G-Spa Massage to discuss how massage can be a part of your recovery.