There are many opinions on how to treat depression. The two techniques that I utilize the most are exercise and massage.
Today we are just talking about massage. The studies show that a 60 minute massage once a week and lower your overall cortisol (stress hormone) by 30 percent. This allows the body to increase production of serotonin ( Anti-Pain Mechanism) by almost the same percentage.
What does this mean for depression?
It means there will be an overall spike in well being after a massage. The other benifit of course is that there is no medication nessisary and no strange side effects.