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