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The Physiological Benefits of Massage

The Physiological Benefits of Massage
14 Nov 11

The Physiological Benefits of Massage

When you treat yourself–or someone you care about–to a massage, you are giving the gift of health. A massage isn’t just for relaxing; massages have a large number of physiological benefits.

Massages can benefit the muscular system, which plays a crucial role in physical activity as well as in daily movements. People who get massages can reap many benefits to help their muscles. Massages can help to relieve muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension. Also noted is a significant improvement in muscle tone, increased flexibility, increased blood flow, and increased physical confidence. Massages can also help reduce scarred tissue and prevent muscular atrophy due to injuries, surgery, age, or illness.

Benefits to the skeletal system include improved posture, decreased joint inflammation, and relief from stiff joints, restored range of motion and improved circulation of blood to the joints.

Massage can also benefit heart health and the circulatory system. Such benefits include lower blood pressure, reduced heart rate, increase in the number of red blood cells, increased flow of oxygen and increased blood flow throughout muscles and joints.

The lungs and respiratory system can also reap the rewards of massage therapy. Massage helps to better develop the respiratory muscles, regulates respirations, promote deeper breathing and helps to make breathing easier.

Massage is also useful with the digestive and urinary system. Massage can help to cleanse the body, increase kidney action, stimulate activity of the liver, relax the abdominal muscles and can work to relieve constipation.

When booking a massage, you are signing up for so much more than just relaxation.

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