EFFECTS & BENEFITS

OF MASSAGE ON YOUR BODY

EFFECTS & BENEFITS OF MASSAGE ON THE BODY

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Dilates Blood Vessels, Improves Blood Circulation, Decreases Blood Pressure, Creates Hyperemia, Stimulates Release of Acetylcholine and Histamine for Sustained Vasodilatation, Replenishes Nutritive Materials, Promotes Rapid Removal of Waste Products, Reduces Ischemia, Reduces Heart Rate, Lowers Pulse Rate, Increases Stroke Volume, Increases Red Blood Cell Count, Increases Oxygen Saturation in Blood, Increases White Blood Cell Count, Enhances the Adhesion of Migraiting White Blood Cells, Increases Platelet Count

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Promotes Lymph Circulation, Reduces Lymphedema, Decreases Weight in Lymphedema Patients, Increases Lymphocyte Count, Increases the Number and Function of Natural Killer Cells

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE SKIN AND RELATED STRUCTURES

Increases Skin Temperature, Improves Skin Condition, Stimulates Sebaceous Glands, Stimulates Sudoriferous Glands, Improves Skin Pathologie,s Reduces Superficial Keloid Formation

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE NERVOUS AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Reduces Stress, Reduces Anxiety, Promotes Relaxation, Decreases Beta Wave Activity,
Decreases Delta Wave Activity, Increase in Alpha Waves, Increases Dopamine Levels, Increases Serotonin Levels, Reduces Cortisol Levels, Reduces Norepinephrine Levels
Reduces Epinephrine Levels, Reduces Feelings of Depression, Decreases Pain, Reduces Analgesic Use, Activates Sensory Receptors, Increases Vagal Activity

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON MUSCLES

Relieves Muscular Tension, Relaxes Muscles, Reduces Muscle Soreness and Fatigue,
Reduces Trigger Point Formation, Manually Separates Muscle Fibers, Increases Range of Motion, Improves Performance (Balance & Posture), Improves Motor Skills, Lengthens Muscles, Increases Flexibility, Tones Weak Muscles, Reduces Creatine Kinase Activity in the Blood, Improves Muscular Nutrition

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON CONNECTIVE TISSUE

Reduces Keloid Formation, Reduces Excessive Scar Formation, Decreases Adhesion Formation, Releases Fascial Restrictions, Increases Mineral Retention in Bone,
Promotes Fracture Healing, Improves Connective Tissue Healing, Reduces Surface Dimpling of Cellulite

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Reduces Respiration Rate, Strengthens Respiratory Muscles, Decreases Asthma Attacks,
Reduces Laryngeal Tension, Increases Fluid Discharge from the Lungs, Improves Pulmonary Function, Increased Vital Capacity, Increased Forced Vital Capacity, Increased Forced Expiratory Volume, Increased Forced Expiratory Flow,
Improved Peak Expiratory Flow

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Promotes Evacuation of the Colon, Relieves Constipation, Relieves Colic and Intestinal Gas, Stimulates Digestion

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE URINARY SYSTEM

Increases Urine Output, Promotes the Excretion of Nitrogen, Inorganic Phosphorus, & Sodium Chloride in Urine

MISCELLANEOUS EFFECTS OF MASSAGE

Reduces Fatigue and Increases Vigor, Improves Sleep Patterns, Reduces Job Related and Posttraumatic Stress, Improves Mood, Decreases Feelings of Anger, Improves Body Image, Improves Self Esteem and Self Awareness, Promotes Communication and Expression, Improves Lifestyle Habits, Increases Physical Well Being, Reduces Touch Aversion and Touch Sensitivity, Increases Academic Performance,
Increases Mental Alertness, Satisfies Emotional Needs

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