Benefits of Massage

The following is a list of suggested benefits of massage from many texts and research papers but whether they are accurately evidenced 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 and feel more positive.

 

.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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