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Titre du document / Document title

Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapy

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

FIELD Tiffany (1) ; HERNANDEZ-REIF Maria (1) ; DIEGO Miguel (1) ; SCHANBERG Saul (2) ; KUHN Cynthia (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Touch Research Institutes University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Department of Pharmacology Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

In this article the positive effects of massage therapy on biochemistry are reviewed including decreased levels of cortisol and increased levels of serotonin and dopamine. The research reviewed includes studies on depression (including sex abuse and eating disorder studies), pain syndrome studies, research on autoimmune conditions (including asthma and chronic fatigue), immune studies (including HIV and breast cancer). and studies on the reduction of stress on the job, the stress of aging, and pregnancy stress. In studies in which cortisol was assayed either in saliva or in urine, significant decreases were noted in cortisol levels (averaging decreases 31%). In studies in which the activating neurotrans-mitters (serotonin and dopamine) were assayed in urine, an average increase of 28% was noted for serotonin and an average increase of 31% was noted for dopamine. These studies combined suggest the stress-alleviating effects (decreased cortisol) and the activating effects (increased serotonin and dopamine) of massage therapy on a variety of medical conditions and stressful experiences.

Revue / Journal Title

International journal of neuroscience    ISSN  0020-7454   CODEN IJNUB7 

Source / Source

2005, vol. 115, no10, pp. 1397-1413 [17 page(s) (article)] (2 p.1/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Taylor & Francis, London, ROYAUME-UNI  (1970) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Catecholamine

;

Neurotransmitter

;

Steroid hormone

;

Corticosteroid

;

Adrenal hormone

;

Glucocorticoid

;

Human

;

Massage

;

Treatment

;

Dopamine

;

Serotonin

;

Hydrocortisone

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Catécholamine

;

Neurotransmetteur

;

Hormone stéroïde

;

Corticostéroïde

;

Hormone surrénalienne

;

Glucocorticoïde

;

Homme

;

Massage

;

Traitement

;

Dopamine

;

Sérotonine

;

Hydrocortisone

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Catecolamina

;

Neurotransmisor

;

Hormona esteroide

;

Corticoesteroide

;

Hormona suprarrenal

;

Glucocorticoide

;

Hombre

;

Masaje

;

Tratamiento

;

Dopamina

;

Serotonina

;

Hidrocortisona

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

cortisol

;

dopamine

;

massage therapy

;

serotonin

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 4537, 35400013847240.0040

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 17050109



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