Health Benefits of Muscular Therapy
Pain, stiffness and tenderness throughout areas of the body usually caused by strain is relieved.
Stress is a factor in many medical conditions. Massage promotes relaxation, physically and psychologically, sometimes allowing for a drug-free relief from stress and anxiety.
A muscle being massaged has three times more blood passing through it. This increases the nutrients brought to the muscles.
Studies show that massage consistently lowers cortisol levels while increasing activity of pleasure related brain chemicals.
Regular massage causes muscles to become firmer and more elastic. Muscular atrophy (wasting) cased by forced inactivity can be delayed by massage.
Massage aids in the removal of metabolic waste products by stimulating the lymphatic system throughout the body
Mental strain is reduced and a feeling of deep relaxation is achieved.
Abdominal massage will assist peristalsis, the wave-like involuntary movement of the alimentary canal and can aid in relieving general constipation.
Massage allows the client to become more aware of the body, enabling a state of equilibrium of the internal environment called homeostasis.
Massage produces a redness and warming of the skin called hyperemia which brings nutrients to the skin.
Edema is excessive interstitial fluid in the tissues. If it is not caused by an obstruction, massage helps reduce swelling, which lessens pain and facilitates movement.
Where joint movement has been decreased due to injury, disease or lack of use, massage helps to maintain a productive range of motion.
Friction helps to prevent the development of adhesions following an injury of tendons or connective tissue.
The body's metabolism is improved with massage.
A greater feeling of well-being and a renewed sense of confidence within the individual is produced.
Regular muscular therapy lowers blood pressure and heart rate.
Some studies have shown that patients who receive massages have greater immune system functioning and reported less depression, anxiety and fatigue.