A massage session has numerous different effects on your mind and body but one of the most noticeable benefits of massage is the boost to your circulatory system. Responsible for moving blood and lymph (a milky white fluid that carries away toxins from your tissues), your circulatory system responds to the stimulation of applied pressure and movement used in massage. The physiological effects of massage facilitate blood flow and can help your whole body be healthy.
A few other ways that getting your blood and lymph moving can improve your well-being are as follows:
- Help increase oxygenation of blood
- Loosen stiff muscles and help move lactic acid build-up
- Provide gentle stretching to connective tissues to help retain elasticity
- Boost metabolic processes due to increase in secretions and excretions
- Soothes the central nervous system
- Can enhance skin condition by keeping skin lubricated and clean
- Stimulate nerve endings to increase supply of blood to internal organs
How Massage Works
By aiding in dispersing bodily bi-products of your muscles and nerve endings, including lactic and carbonic acids from exercise, a massage session can speed recovery from both injury and fatigue. Through passive movements and strokes, knots and tensions can be worked out to repair soft tissue problems through the stimulation of healing tissues.
Another aspect of massage is it’s foundation as a healing art as well as a science. The boosted blood flow is also known to promote energy, focus, and attention in addition to its more concrete benefits.
The next time you visit ours studio, talk to your professional massage therapists about the many benefits of massage and how your massage can be tailored to fit your individual needs.