Everyone experiences some stress in their lives, whether it’s from work or personal circumstances. Massage Therapy has several physiological measures of stress reduction, specifically salivary cortisol and heart rate, when assessed immediately after massage therapy. Occupational and other stresses can lead to a range of significant health issues, and massage therapy is one viable way of coping with those stressors. Anxiety disorders also negatively impact quality of life, and massage therapy is one of the complementary options that can help address the physical symptoms of those disorders. Massage therapy is a clinically valuable treatment option both to relieve the everyday stressors that can contribute to other illnesses, and to help cope with anxiety disorders.