Reduces Muscle Tension.Massage affects the muscles throughout the body. Massage affects the muscles and other soft tissues throughout the body. It loosens contracted, shortened, hardened muscles. Massage can stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. Chronic muscle tension reduces the circulation of the blood and movement of lymph in an area.
Improves Blood Circulation.The oxygen capacity of the blood can increase 10-15% after massage. By indirectly or directly stimulating nerves that supply internal organs, blood vessels of these organs dilate and allow greater blood supply to them.
Results In Increased Mobility
and Range of Motion of Joints.Massage provides a gentle stretching action to both the muscles and connective tissues that surround and support the muscles and many other parts of the body, which helps keep these tissues elastic.
Stimulates or Soothes Nervous System.
Massage balances the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on which effect is needed by the individual at the time of the massage.
Results in Better Digestion and Intestinal Function.
Massage increases the body's secretions and excretions. It increases the production of gastric juices, saliva, and urine. There is also an increased excretion of nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus, and salt. As a result, the metabolic rate increases.
Enhances Skin Condition.
Massage enhances the skin condition by improving the function of the sebaceous and sweat glands, which keep the skin lubricated, clean, and cool.
Relieves of Acute
and Chronic pain.
Massage can promote recovery from the fatigue and from minor aches and pains.
Relieves Pain for Arthritis
and Increased Flexibility.
Massage therapy can help reduce pain and improve decreased mobility caused by arthritis.
It helps reduce tension in muscles that tighten in defense around painful arthritic joints, increases circulation, which reduces swelling and cleanses tissues of the painful by-products of inflammation, helps improve joint mobility, calms the nervous system, allowing relaxation and the release of the stress associated with pain and loss of functionality.
Induces Better Lymph Movement.
Lymph is a milky white fluid that drains impurities and waste away from the tissue cells. A component of these wastes is toxins which are the by-products of metabolism. So, it is a vital to our health. Muscular contraction has a pumping effect that moves lymph. Massage and exercise help to move lymph.