ReikiHealingHarp: Music Works as well as Massage at Lowering Anxiety

Works As Well As A Massage At Lowering Anxiety

Massages are super-relaxing, sure — but a study in the journal Depression and Anxiety shows that music could also do the trick, at least when it comes to decreasing anxiety.

Researchers from the Group Health Research Institute found that patients who got 10 hour-long massages had the same decreased anxiety symptoms three months later as people who simply listened to music (and went sans-massage), HealthDay reported.

The study included 68 people who received the 10 massages with music, laid down while listening to music (but didn’t get a massage), or were wrapped with warm pads and towels while listening to music (but didn’t get a massage), according to HealthDay.

via Music And Health: 11 Ways Playing And Listening To Music Help Both Body And Mind.