Almost every system in the body is influenced by the benefits of massage, either directly or indirectly. In this article you will learn how your body can benefit from a good massage:
Skeletal System: Bones are indirectly affected by the massage. Enhanced blood circulation brings oxygen and nutrients to the bones. Joint stiffness and pain can be reduced. As the muscles become more flexible, joint movement improves.
Muscle System: Some massage movements relax and stretch the muscles, reducing muscle tension and cramps. Massage also makes muscles more flexible, reducing the muscle tone. Muscles, that are tired of physical exercise recover faster with a massage, rather than by rest.
Nervous system: The soothing massage can relieve irritability and stress-related conditions, such as insomnia and headaches due to tension. A vigorous and stimulating massage can ease lethargy and fatigue.
Circulatory system: Massage can improve the flow of blood, which will help in case of poor circulation. This is especially useful for anyone who is immobile and does not do sports much.
Lymphatic system: The gentle massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps to clean the body from the accumulation of unnecessary substances. The relaxing effect of massage can relieve stress, which in turn can boost the immune system.
Respiratory system: During a massage, breathing can be slower and deeper as you use the diaphragm to breathe and consume less energy. Physiotherapists apply movements around the base of the lungs to relieve the chest.
Digestive system: Massage helps relaxation and can therefore help speed up the movement of food and unnecessary substances through the digestive system. This relaxation can have a balancing effect on the digestive system.
Urinary system: Unnecessary substances that have been released during a massage find their way through the blood to the kidneys, where they can be filtered and eliminated.
Female Reproductive System: Problems such as menstrual pain and PMS can be alleviated thanks to the relaxing effects of the massage as well as the symptoms of menopause.