Try listening to soft, soothing music. A new study suggests that a cheaper form of anxiety management was just as effective as massage therapy. Participants participating in ten hour-long massages had decreased their anxiety symptoms by half after three months. However, what they also discovered was that participants received the same benefit from lying down and listening to relaxing music. Try it. Your child or teen in the midst of social struggles, anxious exams, TAKS, or stressful worries could also use it to melt away their tension.