Massage Therapy for Anxiety and PTSD

Frank Costaguta 2015By: Frank Costaguta, BA, PTS, RMT
Frank is a registered massage therapist at Body Poets who uses massage to support clients in recovering from the effects of PTSD and anxiety disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can arise in response to any stressful, abusive, or threatening situation. Whether one is the victim, first-responder, or witness of trauma, emotional turmoil can echo and resonate with such magnitude that it remains sustained long after the event has past. Individuals afflicted with PTSD can suffer for years beyond the triggering experience. To better understand the experience of PTSD, consider the functions of stress and anxiety.

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