- The benefits
ON THE SKELETAL SYSTEM
Massage can help increase joint mobility by reducing any thickening
of the connective tissue and helping to release restrictions
in the facia.
It helps to free adhesions, break down scar tissue and decrease
inflammation. As a result it can help to restore range of motion
to stiff joints.
Massage improves muscle tone and balance, reducing the physical
stress placed on bones and joints.
ON THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM
relieves muscular tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions
in the muscle tissue.
• It increases flexibility in the muscles due to muscular relaxation.
• It increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients
into the muscle. This reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.
• It promotes rapid removal of toxins and waste products from the
ON THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Improve circulation by mechanically assisting the venous flow
of blood back to the heart
Decrease the heart rate due to relaxation
ON THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
reduce oedema (excess fluid in the tissue) by increasing lymphatic
drainage and the removal of waste from the system
regular massage may help to strengthen the immune system, due
to increase in white blood cells.
ALSO OTHER EFFECTS OF MASSAGE INCLUDE –
reduce stress and anxiety by relaxing both mind and body
create a feeling of well-being and enhanced self-esteem
promote positive body awareness and an improved body image
ease emotional trauma through relaxation
* All information is provided by Massage Therapy UK - www.massagetherapy.co.uk