Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Art therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.
Deep tissue work such as acupressure may need to be avoided if any of the following conditions apply:
Art Therapy Assessment – Outcomes: https://arttherapy.org/upload/OutcomesBib.6.2021.pdf
Art Therapy, Does it Work? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124538/
What is Art Therapy: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-art-therapy-2795755