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Is it true that massage can help lower blood pressure?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Anything that helps you to relax, massage, a pleasant evening with friends, petting a friendly cat, can help to lower your blood pressure for a short time.
Long-term blood pressure lowering requires more extensive lifestyle changes and possibly medication. If blood pressure is a problem for you, see your doctor to plan out your strategy for taking care of it.

In brief: It can
Anything that helps you to relax, massage, a pleasant evening with friends, petting a friendly cat, can help to lower your blood pressure for a short time.
Long-term blood pressure lowering requires more extensive lifestyle changes and possibly medication. If blood pressure is a problem for you, see your doctor to plan out your strategy for taking care of it.
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Perhaps
Yes if it soothes, relaxes and relieves tension!

In brief: Perhaps
Yes if it soothes, relaxes and relieves tension!
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Perhaps
Yes if it soothes, relaxes and relieves tension.

In brief: Perhaps
Yes if it soothes, relaxes and relieves tension.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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