MadSci Network: Neuroscience

Re: Are endorphins released in touch therapy eg massage/reflexology

Date: Mon Jun 26 11:02:51 2000
Posted By: Lillian Mundt, Faculty, Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 958827519.Ns

Yes.  This occurs similarly to the endorphin release in sports.  Sustained 
pressure as well as a prolonged rythmical pattern of touch can produce a 
release of endorphins as does the physical rythmn in running, crosscountry 
skiing, lap swimming etc.

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