Benefits of Massage

Massage benefits are hard to measure as no-ones touch or personal application is the same but what we do know, is that for most people massage will make you feel better, and if you feel better you will move better, feel lighter in mind and body.  Some research papers and texts suggest that 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 psychological benefits

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