Adolescent rates of depression have skyrocketed, growing upwards of 40% in the last 20 years. Boys and girls alike are struggling with what seems to them to be insurmountable stress, anxiety and depression, and teen suicide is increasing at correspondingly alarming rates. While the exact causes for this epidemic are varied, there are ways adults can help.
Over the past 25 years we at The Great Escape have grown to understand the significant impact that lifestyle habits can have in supporting positive physical and mental health. We have also come to recognize just how significant a role professional massage therapy can play in fostering peace of mind and a general sense of well-being. Professional massage can help in reducing the systemic effects of stress on the body, and help diminish feelings of isolation and loneliness that contribute to anxiety and depression.
If you know a teen who is struggling with stress, anxiety or depression and you would like to help, it may be time for them to give massage therapy a try. We offer wellness coaching sessions too, to help educate and inform parents, caregivers and/or suffering teens about the tools needed for improved self-care. Give us a call today to find out more 308.432.4558 about our massage and wellness coaching options. Be sure to "Like" and follow us on Facebook @thegreatescape4u to keep up with our specials, news and other information there too.
Jerri W., LMT, CWC
Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Wellness Coach with over 25+ years of experience in pain management, relaxation techniques and lifestyle education.
Heather R., LMT, CWC
Certified Wellness Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for helping others achieve optimal wellness through healthier living.
NOTICE: The information provided herein is meant for educational purposes only. We accept no liability for your use of the information provided. As always, use your best judgment and if in doubt, please consult your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your particular situation.