Professional Massage Therapy in Your Home or at My Offices
Serving NYC, Long Island, Wantagh, Nassau County, NY
Eugene Wood, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
"Following the death of my spouse, my panic attacks became unmanageable. I was reading about different approaches for handling stressful events when I found a recommendation for Asian Massage. Since nothing else had addressed the situation, I visited Eugene Wood and shared my story.
The first session was used to diagnose my body’s struggle with stress. In subsequent sessions, Eugene helped me release my fears and learn some coping techniques. Now, I have my life back."
Therapeutic Massage for Anxiety Relief
How A Massage Therapist, Eugene Wood, Can Help Relieve Anxiety
What Causes Anxiety?
We all suffer from stress. We all worry about things like money and family or juggling a career and relationships with partners and children. When we don't have good coping skills to alleviate the buildup of stress, there is a good chance that the stress can evolve into anxiety.
Anxiety is a medical condition that affects about 13% of the population. The general term for the majority of anxiety cases is General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). When dealing with GAD, patients tend to show more physical than emotional symptoms. These symptoms can be anything from a mild headache to chest pains that mimic a heart attack.
While there are anti-anxiety medications that help to curb the symptoms, there are often side effects that can be very severe. The initial treatment for anxiety tends to lean toward natural therapeutic massage where there are no side effects, only benefits. Massage therapy for anxiety is different from traditional massage. Instead of dealing with muscular issues, this type of massage helps to combat anxiety symptoms by:
- Creating a quiet environment, free of outside stimuli
- Relaxing touch as opposed to a deep tissue massage
So how do you know if you have anxiety or are simply stressed out? The first thing you should do if you suspect you have anxiety is to contact your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Most people show different symptoms. Stress typically makes you irritable to the point where you may not be sleeping. Anxiety will show symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pains, inability to sleep, irritability, and can even lead to fear that paralyzes you from doing things that you would normally enjoy. Many people who suffer from anxiety also report changes in their lives such as a divorce or loss of their jobs.
Benefits of Massage for Treatment of Anxiety
The key to using massage therapy for anxiety is to use a therapeutic touch. Deep tissue massage that is painful before it gets better may cause more anxiety symptoms. Creating a pain free, relaxing environment is key in reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Only a licensed massage therapist can effectively treat anxiety with massage treatments. The therapist is specially trained in all aspects of treating various conditions through the art of massage, including anxiety.
Your massage therapist for anxiety will use a combination of techniques to ease your symptoms. These techniques are usually a good dose of gentle touch massage that releases tension as well as a quiet environment with subtle sounds like wave sounds that create an environment that promotes mental and physical healing.
Contact Eugene Wood, Massage Therapist for Anxiety Relief
Massage Therapy for Anxiety
"Anxiety symptoms can be as mild as a headache to chest pains that mimic a heart attack. With the proper technique done by a licenced massage therapist, massage therapy for anxiety can greatly reduce these symptoms. It is an excellent alternative to medications, which can cause side effects."
-Eugene Wood, LTM
Locations: Long Island 2050 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, NY 11793 | New York City Institute of Physical Therapy, 30 W. 60th St, Apt. 1C
Page Updated On: 7/21/2016
Institute of Physical Therapy
30 W. 60th St, Apt. 1C
Phone: (917) 952-8052
Center for the Alignment of Body, Mind, and Spirit
2050 Wantagh Ave.
Phone: (917) 952-8052
The first group enjoyed a simple therapeutic chair massage twice a week for 15 minutes each. The other group, the control group, sat in the same chairs but did not receive the massage.
The results were outstanding! Not only did the first group report less anxiety symptoms after five weeks, but they were also able to concentrate better, even solving math problems faster than those in the control group. This research goes to show that massage therapy for anxiety is an effective form of treatment that not only helps ease the symptoms but it does it without putting any unnecessary drugs into your body that can cause other problems. This study also proved that you do not need to have a full blown deep tissue massage for an hour three times a week, a simple 15-minute therapeutic chair massage will be just as effective.
Your massage therapist for anxiety knows how to use the proper techniques to not only ease your anxiety symptoms but to give you a better lease on life, one where you are not constantly worrying about what lies around the corner. This is done without any side effects or pain, just a therapeutic, relaxing massage that you can do in just 30 minutes a week.
Contact me today to begin your drug-free massage for the treatment of your anxiety. I will help you get your life back free of the painful anxiety symptoms and fear that consume most anxiety patients. We all become stressed out from time to time but when the manageable stress turns into something that you cannot control, it is time to seek out treatment, which is what I am here for. I am here to help you overcome this disorder giving you the quality of life that you had before your anxiety took over.
An effective massage for anxiety can be through an hour-long massage session on a table or a simple 15-minute massage done while sitting on a massage chair. Both of these practices have been proven to be effective in treating anxiety.
In 1999, a study was done through the Touch Institute that was composed of two groups of patients who suffered from anxiety.