Benefits of Massage

  1. Massage dilates the blood vessels, improving the circulation throughout the body.
  2. Massage increases the number of red blood cells especially in the case of anemia.
  3. Massage acts as a "mechanical cleanser" stimulating lymph and venous circulation, hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.
  4. Massage relaxes muscle spasms and relieves tension, pain and myositis.
  5. Massage increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscle contraction. Massage thus helps to prevent build-up of harmful "fatigue" products due to injury.
  6. Massage improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity By enhancing joints and muscle functions massage breaks down adhesions and prevents excessive scar tissue formation.
  7. Massage can have a soothing effect on the Central Nervous System or a stimulating one depending on the type of massage by increasing axon reflexes through the spinal column.
  8. Massage improves the general circulation thus increasing nutrition to the tissues.It is accompanied by an increased interchange of substances between the blood an tissue cells, heightening tissue metabolism.
  9. Massage increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and waste products of protein metabolism, inorganic phosphorus and salt in the normal individual.
  10. Massage encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur necessary for tissue repair in persons convalescing from bone fractures.
  11. Massage stretches connective tissue, improves its circulation and nutrition and so breaks up and/or prevents the buildup of adhesions and fibrous nodules.
  12. Massage helps reduce certain types of edema, which help to reduce the pain caused from inflammation and increases movement.
  13. Massage enhances organ function and assists soft tissue toward normal metabolic balance.
  14. Massage stimulates the activity and tone of the intestinal tract.
  15. Massage is nurturing, comforting and can contribute to a sense of well-being and peace.