Health Benefits of Massage
The effects of a massage can vary according to the techniques employed. With most
methods, the circulation of blood is enhanced throughout the body, the nervous
system is calmed or activated and the muscles are stretched and relaxed. Specific
techniques may be employed to target the lymphatic system, the digestive tract or
other body systems. Relieving physical pain and stress improves your mental health
and your physical well-being. Increasing the blood flow through massage can help to
flush out waste generated by your muscles and body.
Most people will feel very relaxed and experience relief from long-term aches and
pains developed from tension, stress or a repetitive activity. Following an initial
period of calmness, people often experience a surge of energy, heightened awareness
and greater productivity that can last for many days.
Massage enhances medical treatments and may shorten the time it takes for the body
to recover from injury and illness. Massage or Reflexology can help release chronic
muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce
mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular
tissue, improve posture and reduce blood pressure.
Benefits of Massage
- Promote relaxation and alleviate the perception of pain and anxiety in cancer
- Reduce post-traumatic headaches better than cold pack treatments.
- Lessen pain and muscle spasms in patients who have undergone heart bypass surgery
when part of hospital-based surgery treatment.
- Stimulate the brain to produce endorphins.
- Improve confidence by encouraging patients to effectively cope with their pain.