By enhancing circulation, it is believed that deep tissue massage helps in the removal, excretion, and release of various waste products which cause soreness and tightness in the tissue. Increased circulation
Helps to reduce inflammation and generally speeds up the body‘s natural healing processes, as well as compensates for changes in circulation due to decreased use.
- Enhances circulation and increases blood flow to and through the muscles, which means more oxygen and nutrients to tissue throughout the body
- Relaxes muscles and relieves tension
- May help with digestion
- Increases the elimination of metabolic waste products and toxins throughout the body by stimulating the lymphatic system
- May reduce swelling from fractures
- Decreases scar tissue, adhesions and fibrosis from injury or immobilization
- Stretches connective tissue and disperses edema (swelling) following injury to ligaments and tendons, decreasing pain and increasing movement and mobility
Massage seems to maintain general skin health and elasticity. The touch associated with massage often helps to promote general body awareness, and helps people realize and recognize tightness and tension in various parts of the body. Massage usually triggers overall body relaxation, including a temporary lowering of blood pressure, heart rate and respiration rate, as well as the possible release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.
Major psychological benefits of massage include feeling nurtured, cared for, and connected, as well as experiencing comfort that comes from being touched by another person in a gentle and healing way.