WHERE CAN I GET A FULL BODY MASSAGE : At effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic, we offer different types of massage therapy from a proffessional angle of which helps the body to relax and ease the muscles from pains and cramps.

The Word Massage is an act or art of treating the body by rubbing, kneading, patting or the like to stimulate circulation, increase suppleness and relieve tension.

One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. It reduces levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine,.

Massage therapy is extremely effective at moving blood around the body. The techniques and pressure used can help to heal muscles throughout the body. As we alleviate pressure new blood can flow through. The increased blood flow as a result of massages can help to support your blood pressure.

Massage and the Skin (The Integumentary System)

The skin is an incredible organ (your body’s largest one in fact) which covers the entire outside of the body. It contains a lot of nerve endings, sensors, capillaries, glands, fat and connective tissue. The sensors in the skin registers touch and send signals to the brain to aid in relaxation, One example of this is a nerve cell called Meissner corpuscles, which are a type of nerve cell that is sensitive to light touch. This is to say that we have a number of different types of nerve cells within our skin, each one sensitive to a different level of touch.


Effects of Massage on the Circulatory System

Massage increases the blood supply travelling around the body, in particular to the area one is treating This in turn promotes an exchange of substances between the cells, which helps to bring fresh nutrients into cells and remove waste, keeping your body healthy and ready for action.

Effects on the Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is the system that contains lymph; this is fluid that transports white blood cells throughout the body (amongst other uses).  White blood cells (also called leukocytes or leucocytes), are the cells of the immune system that assists in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders.

Massage aids the flow of lymph as the lymph system only relies on the bodies own movement to transport lymph around the body.

Massage and Your Muscles

When we massage the muscles, it has mechanical effects as well as reflectory effects (automatic response).

Mechanical effects:

Generation of heat, allowing tissues to become more pliable

Increase in circulation improving the exchange of fluids to tissues

Massage stretches muscles transversely as well as lengthways, which allows scar tissue, adhesions and fascia surrounding muscles to loosen or break down –  this can both help in muscle repair as well as releasing muscle tension.

Manipulation of muscles through massage techniques can help to reduce tightness and improve flexibility of the muscle.

Massage can also be beneficial as a natural remedy to pain, or when muscles go into spasm or cramp. It’s very common for people to instinctively rub or massage an area when experiencing cramp or pain (think of a time where you might have experienced cramp, or banged your knee or elbow). When dealing with cramp, massage warms and brings blood flow into the area, as well as stretching and improving the range of motion, and massage reduces pain by reducing nerve compression.

Effects of Massage on the Digestive System

Perhaps not the most glamorous benefits of massage (we’re talking about your gut and excretory systems here), but an important one – the effects massage has on the digestive system is all about detoxing your system. This comes back to one of the core benefits and effects of massage: cleansing the body of toxins.

One of the main benefits of massage includes the removal of waste from the large intestine. Just as you can push blood around the veins in the same way we can guide lymph fluid around the bod yduring massage especially along the course of the intestines this can assist in the removal of waste products from the body.

it can offer relief to those suffering with constipation by assisting in the removal of waste

and, conversely, it can calm diarrhoea.

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