In order to understand the benefits and effects of massage, it is important to consider how the body responds physiologically.

Massage involves two types of responses:

 1.  The mechanical responses as a result of pressure and movement as the soft tissues are manipulated.     
 2.  The reflex responses in which the nerves respond to stimulation.

At Bodylogics, we are trained to work with each client on an individual basis to diagnose their requirements and needs.  We take great pride in ensuring you understand the fundamental concepts of your body.  We have outlined below the main advantages of massage and how it can benefit every aspect of your life.

The Physiological Effects of Massage

Effects on the Skeletal System
  • Massage can help increase joint mobility by reducing any thickening of the connective tissue and helping to release restrictions in the facia.
  • It helps to free adhesions, break down scar tissue and decrease inflammation. As a result it can help to restore range of motion to stiff joints.
  • Massage improves muscle tone and balance, reducing the physical stress placed on bones and joints.

Effects on the Muscular System
  • Massage relieves muscular tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in the muscle tissue.
  • It increases flexibility in the muscles due to muscular relaxation.
  • It increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle. This reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.
  • It promotes rapid removal of toxins and waste products from the muscle.

Effects on the Cardiovascular System
  • It can improve circulation by mechanically assisting the venous flow of blood back to the heart
  • It candilate blood vessels helping them to work more efficiently
  • It can produce an enhanced blood flow; delivery of fresh oxygen and nutrients to the tissues is improved and the removal of waste products, toxins and carbon dioxide is hastened via the venous system
  • It can help temporarily to decrease blood pressure, due to dilation of capillaries
  • It can decrease the heart rate due to relaxation
  • It can reduce ischaemia (ischaemia is a reduction in the flow of blood to body parts, often marked by pain and tissue dysfunction).

Effects on the Lymphatic System
  • It helps to reduce oedema (excess fluid in the tissue) by increasing lymphatic drainage and the removal of waste from the system
  • regular massage may help to strengthen the immune system, due to increase in white blood cells.

Effects on the Nervous System
  • Massage stimulates sensory receptors: this can either stimulate or soothe nerves depending on the techniques used.
  • It also stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, helping promote relaxation and the reduction of stress.
  • Massage helps to reduce pain by the release of endorphins (endorphins are also known to elevate the mood).

Effects on the Skin
  • Helps with improved circulation to the skin, increased nutrition to the cells and encouraging cell regeneration
  • Can lead to increased production of sweat from the sweat glands, helping to excrete urea and waste products through the skin
  • vaso-dilation of the surface capillaries helping to improve the skin’s colour
  • Will help improve elasticity of the skin
  • Can help with increased sebum production, helping to improve the skin’s suppleness and resistance to infection.

Effects on the Respiratory System
  • Massage deepens respiration and improves lung capacity by relaxing any tightness in the respiratory muscles.
  • It also slows down the rate of respiration due to the reduced stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system

Effects on the Digestive System
  • It can increase peristalsis in the large intestine, helping to relieve constipation, colic and gas
  • It can promote the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which stimulates digestion.

Effects on the Urinary System
  • Massage increases urinary output due to the increased circulation and lymph drainage from the tissues.

The Psychological Effects of Massage
  • Can help reduce stress and anxiety by relaxing both mind and body
  • Can create a feeling of well-being and enhanced self-esteem
  • It can promote positive body awareness and an improved body image through relaxation
  • Known to ease emotional trauma through relaxation
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