Massage involves acting on the soft tissue of the client’s body with pressure (structured, unstructured, stationary, and/or moving), tension, motion, or vibration done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs. Massage stimulates the immune system by increasing blood flow and lymph drainage.
It improves circulation which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all body cells.and relieves congestion in the tissues. It can stimulate the production of blood cells and promotes lymph flow which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes. It helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that build up during exercise and relaxes muscle hypertonicity as well as relieving muscle tension. Benefits also include improving muscle tone and delaying muscle atrophy resulting from inactivity. Deep massage can separate fascial fibres, and prevent the formation of adhesions and helps reduction of inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue. Massage facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal by enhanciong the healing environment. It relaxes and tones the muscles preventing injuries.