Benefits of Massage


Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

 

The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself Therapeutic Massage is a great normalizer which provides an environment conducive for this healing process to take place.  Therapeutic Massage is beneficial to all the systems of the body.



SKELETAL SYSTEM…


·        Reduces muscular tension that eventually causes structural problems

·        Increases flow of nutrients in the bones



MUSCULAR SYSTEM…


·        Relieves muscle tension and relaxes muscle spasm

·        Increases supply of blood and nutrients to the muscles

·        Helps eliminate waste matter from muscles (especially lactic acid)

·        Eliminates or prevents muscle adhesions resulting from injury

·        Increases flexibility and strength of joints



CIRCULATORY SYSTEM…


·       Improves blood circulation

·       Increases supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body

·       Pushes movement of lymph through the body, strengthening the immune

       system and eliminating toxic wastes



NERVOUS/NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM…


·       Massage can sedate and stimulate the nervous system by affecting 

       neuroendocrine substances

·       Increases the levels of dopamine, which influences fine motor movement 

·       Increases the levels of serotonin, which modulates the sleep/wake cycle

·       Increases the levels of enkephalins/endorphins, mood lifters that support 

       saitey and modulate pain

·       Reduces the body’s production of cortisol,  a stress hormone that suppresses 

       immunity and sleep disturbances

·       Helps nerve impingement syndrome by softening and stretching connective 

      tissues that may pinch nerves



RESPIRATORY SYSTEM…


·        Improves breathing patterns

·        Aids in the relief of many long term breathing difficulties such as 

       asthma and bronchitis



DIGESTIVE SYSTEM…


·        Acts a mechanical cleanser, pushing out waste products, particularly in 

       those who suffer from constipation



URINARY SYSTEM…


·        In problems of swelling in the body massage can effect the elimination of fluids





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