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Benefits of Massage

•Stimulates circulation of blood, increasing supply of nutrients and oxygen and removal of substances at a cellular level

•Stimulates venous return and lymphatic flow​
 

•​Minimises scar tissue formation, and can break  adhesed tissues down into smaller particles

 

•​Improves muscle condition and function

 

•Provides localised specific stretching not possible with functional exercise
 

•Improves tissue flexibility and thereby range and freedom of movement
 

•Stimulates nerve receptors to release muscle tension

 

•Encourages pain reduction, and overall tension release throughout the body and thereby pschological benefits