The benefits of Massage Therapy sessions are common knowledge but as a wise teacher of mine once said, "You only get the benefits of Massage Therapy if you receive the sessions regularly."
The main effects of massage mechanical and nervous reflex .
The mechanical effect is the actual physical contact caused by pressure on the body which in turns stretches the tissues and drives the fluids in the direction of the movement, ultimately increasing circulation.
The pure nervous reflex effects influences only the nervous system. The effect is achieved with a very light touch in order to access the cutaneous sensory nerve endings. This instigates soothing and deep relaxation.
Increased circulation leads to:
1. Better tissue oxygenation
2. Good metabolism
3. Removal of carbon dioxide
4. Lowered blood pressure
5. Happy individuals