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From the Institute for Integrative Healthcare

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Stress and anxiety are emotional responses that may be caused by inappropriate or exaggerated sympathetic nervous system reactions. Symptoms will vary from person to person, depending on the trigger.


Gentle, non-intrusive massage may be helpful in alleviating stress. In extreme cases it is important to work together as a team with the client's mental health provider. Precautions need to be taken with regard to boundaries, especially in cases of abuse.

Can be alleviated by:

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