Massage Reduces PTSD Symptoms in Military Personnel
In honor of Veterans Day, we offer special promotions and fees for active and veteran military personnel suffering with PTSD. According to a recent article in Science Daily, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms can be reduced with professionals use of healing touch and massage therapy.
PTSD symptoms include a variety of stressful emotional responses including re-living the original trauma through flashbacks and nightmares. Those suffering from PSTD also are prone to insomnia, irritability, and intensified emotional reactions. Others appear to be emotionally numb; some deal with the disorder by avoiding people or places which may remind them of the original traumatic situation.
Active duty Marines took part in a two-year trial. Participants had at least one PTSD symptom based on pre-screening. Over a three-week period the group that had received both the healing touch and guided imagery showed a marked improvement in PTSD symptoms as a result. The control group received the usual treatment for PTSD. One investigator stated that the results – beyond being significant statistically – showed that those receiving the healing touch therapy actually had their symptoms reduced below that required to be diagnosed with PTSD.
At Pacific Massage Services, we are honored to help veterans and military personnel suffering with PTSD. Please call us to learn more about how massage can help with this life-altering diagnosis! 808.885.4459.