CORTISOL DECREASES AND SEROTONIN AND DOPAMINE INCREASE FOLLOWING MASSAGE THERAPY

@article{Field2005CORTISOLDA,
  title={CORTISOL DECREASES AND SEROTONIN AND DOPAMINE INCREASE FOLLOWING MASSAGE THERAPY},
  author={T. Field and M. Hernandez-Reif and M. Diego and S. Schanberg and C. Kuhn},
  journal={International Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={115},
  pages={1397 - 1413}
}
In this article the positive effects of massage therapy on biochemistry are reviewed including decreased levels of cortisol and increased levels of serotonin and dopamine. The research reviewed includes studies on depression (including sex abuse and eating disorder studies), pain syndrome studies, research on auto-immune conditions (including asthma and chronic fatigue), immune studies (including HIV and breast cancer), and studies on the reduction of stress on the job, the stress of aging, and… Expand
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