Benefits of Massage Therapy _ Effective Physiotherapy Clinic

Benefits of Massage: Massage stimulates nervous system. It wakes up muscles, organs, and glands. Massage moves blood and lymph fluid. It gets multitudes of cells to produce and release chemicals and hormones. Your body needs a massage to renew itself and reverse the effects of stress.

1.Firstly, Refreshes the Skin

The slight friction of massage therapist’s hands along with the massage lotion and oil causes gentle exfoliation. This allow fresh skin cells to emerge.

2. Relaxes the Nervous System

As you relax, your nervous system enters a “rest and digest” mode. If you have areas of pain and tension in your body, it’s possible that they are the result of pressure on nerves caused by tight muscles. Therefore, massage can relieve it.

A relaxed nervous system is the one in which hormone production balances out. Moreover, production of stress hormones such as corticosteroids (LDL) decreases, as “feel good” hormones like endorphins increase. That is to say, hormones that regulate sleep/wake cycles, menstrual cycles, respond positively to the relaxation that accompanies a full-body massage.

3. Musculoskeletal Benefits

Your muscles are like sponges. In other words, when they contract, blood and lymph fluid are squeezed out. Consequently, when they relax, fresh blood enters bringing fresh nutrition, oxygen, and immune cells. Furthermore, massage therapist also incorporate stretching and range of motion movements into the massage. similarly, this mobilizes the joints and places beneficial tension on your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

4. Lymphatic Detoxification

In addition, another benefit of massage is that it helps to detoxify the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is crucial to balance the fluid and the function of your immune system. Lymphatic vessels parallel blood vessels throughout your body. Large groups of lymph nodes are found in the neck, armpits etc.

As massage therapist works on flushing blood. They are draining the lymphatic system. where the lymph nodes filter out dead cells, waste products and possible pathogens. Sluggish lymph flow contributes to fluid retention. Draining the lymphatic system will reduce oedema (swelling) in certain parts of the body.

Other benefits of massage include:

5. Improved Bone Blood Supply

Do you know your bones also have a blood supply and receive the same advantages from massage as your muscles? Certainly yes! Blood flow brings calcium and other minerals to your bones to support their strength and function, thereby making your skeletal system receives a major boost from massage.

6. A Healthy Heart

A full-body massage is good for your heart as well. The vasodilation produced by massage increases your venous return. This in turn increases blood flow and delivery of oxygen to all your organs. Your entire cardiovascular system relaxes and circulation throughout your body improves. Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system’s “rest and digest” mode helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate.

7. Digestive Wellbeing

Stress takes a toll on the digestive system. A full-body massage can have a very healthy effect on how your body process food and nutrients. The parasympathetic nervous system regulates your digestion, producing needed chemicals (like saliva, gastric juice, and insulin.

8. Improves Breathing

Your massage therapist may ask you to take a deep breath at the start of the massage. Unrestricted breathing is one of the fastest roads to stress reduction, and your first breath on the massage table may become a sigh of relief. In addition to the diaphragm, there are muscles in your ribs chest, and neck that assist breathing. In conclusion, massage is has great health benefits on your body generally.

For your result producing and effective massage therapy Contact us now At Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic,2 D Close, Opp Conoil Kado Estate, Abuja.
Call 080 3436 5055 0r 0811 885 6060 or 0806 604 0100.

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