All of us at anxietycentre.com have experienced debilitating anxiety. But we’ve also overcome it and returned to normal and lasting health. Because we know the hardship anxiety unwellness can cause, we are committed to helping others, with over 27 years of service.” - Jim Folk, President, anxietycentre.com

Anxiety Treatments: Massage

Anxiety symptoms are symptoms of stress caused by anxiety (worry, fearful thinking). Any method used to reduce stress helps the body to calm down and become less symptomatic. The less stimulated the body is, the less symptomatic it will be.

While massage isn't going to address the underlying factors associated with anxiety, it may help to buffer your body from the negative effects of anxiety-caused stress.

How helpful is massage?

In a poll we recently conducted, participants indicated:

Of those who tried massage:

NOTE: We believe that massage is a good way to help reduce stress and it's negative effects.

Since each person is different, what may work for one person may not for another. We encourage you to use caution and discernment when trying anxiety treatment options.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.


For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; Anxiety Attack Symptoms; anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:

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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 28, 2017.

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