Top 5 benefits of Massage Therapy
The positive effects of massage are multimodal and range from neurological, psychological, physiological and biomechanical.
Most individuals deal with some kind of postural stress, and more often than not, this stress manifests in the shoulders and neck. Pain or weakness in the lower back and gluteals are common in those who are subject to prolonged periods of sitting.
Tensed muscles restrict blood and lymph flow. This causes wastes like uric and lactic acid to build up in the muscles. Massage:
1. clears the waste products from the muscles,
2. breaks up scar tissue in the muscle,
3. encourages blood and lymphatic circulation, allowing for better fluid exchange between tissues and muscle fibres,
4. increases flexibility in the muscle as the muscle tissue is now able to glide easier,
5. promotes relaxation (due to the human touch – if it is safe, friendly and professional); and promotes healthy sleep with the release of serotonin.