Swedish massage helps with Anxiety disorders (GAD)

Forty-five minutes of Swedish massage twice a week for six weeks, reduced the effects of GAD. A study done by the Massage Therapy Foundation showed a reduction in Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale scores after the twelve treatments.

I found this information in the Massage Today publication, 01.2018


  • Rapaport MH, et, al. “Acute Swedish Massatge Monotherapy Successfully Remediates Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Proff-of-Concept, Randomized Controlled Study.” J Clin Psychiatry, July 2016;77(7):883-91.