A healthy body means that your blood moves regularly throughout your circulatory system, pumped by your heart to every cell in your being. Blood is rich in essential nutrients and oxygen and is what enables your cells to live, grow, divide, and perform every task. Simply put: healthy circulation most likely means a healthy body.
As one of the most effective forms of improving circulation, massage encourages lymph and blood movement throughout the body. Not only is it a great tool to break up any blockages preventing circulation, it also is excellent at removing toxins from the muscles that accumulate. The two most obvious circulatory functions impacted by massage include:
The lymphatic system is the secondary circulatory system in charge of removing toxins from your body. Think of it as a filtering and waste removal system that seeks out acidic toxins and flushes them from the body to avoid harm.
The lymphatic system can be negatively impacted by bad diet, injury, or lymph node damage and many people with poor circulation experience muscle cramps or spasms that are indicative of a larger issue.
As mentioned previously, blood is the life-force of the body and its movement means the delivery of essential nutrients and oxygen to keep your cells alive and replenished.
Other key benefits of massage include:
- Boosts immune function
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Relieves fatigue-like symptoms
- Enables better concentration
- Reduces migraines and headaches
- Encourages quality sleep
- Promotes recovery from injuries