Massage Therapy May Help Alleviate Symptoms Of PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 7 million Americans every year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Rehabilitation facilities can help individuals manage the conditions, but experts now say that massage therapy may be able to quell the symptoms of PTSD as well.

Heightened blood pressure is a common symptom in people with PTSD, according to Massage Mag, a massage therapy news site. The condition can develop after an individual suffers emotional turmoil, whether it be from a critical illness, a Rhematiological disease or warfare. Experts are currently working to determine the risk at which patients who have suffered illnesses may develop PTSD.

More than 200,000 veterans received disability benefits to cope with PTSD in 2005, according to Medicine Net, a statistics site. These benefits cost the country $4.3 billion in total.

Rehabilitation facilities can help individuals suffering from the condition, whether it is caused by engaging in warfare or surviving a critical illness. However, there is no cure for PTSD. Massage therapy and counseling may be able to help people suffering from the symptoms of PTSD live healthier lives.