There have been many clinical trials showing that massage can help reduce anxiety. The massages used in these trials varied considerably, yet all produced a significant reduction in anxiety. The thing these massages had in common were that they were all what would be considered remedial massages, while none used any of the commonly taught so called pressure spots to reduce reduce anxiety. These results suggest that any form of self massage that produces remedial massage effects should help reduce anxiety.
In this article we will discuss what works, then give you some simple self help options.