Massage is a holistic therapy that affects both the body and the psyche. Massage affects the increase in blood and lymph circulation. To significantly increase the speed of blood flow, it is necessary to use the mechanical action of rhythmic manual pressure and massage movements. In addition, stimulating the nerve endings can affect the narrowing of blood vessels, which leads to an acceleration of blood flow. All this has a great impact on human health. It is also known that after massage there are changes in the blood.
After the massage, the oxygen capacity of the blood increases from 10% to 15%. Massage has a positive effect on all the muscles of the body, thereby relaxing clamped and contracted muscles, as well as stimulating weak and flabby ones. Thanks to the massage, the muscles and connective tissues that surround and support the muscles, including other parts of the body, are gently stretched, which preserves the elasticity of these tissues.
Massage affects the increased secretion and excretion of the body. It is proven that after massage, the body produces more saliva, gastric juice and urine. In addition, the excretion of sodium chloride (salt), nitrogen and inorganic phosphorus increases. Coming out of this, we can say that after a massage session, the metabolic rate increases.
Massage significantly affects the nervous system. It balances, that is, calms or stimulates the nervous system-depending on what effect is necessary for a person. Massage heals the skin, improving the work of the sweat and sebaceous glands that lubricate it, as well as purify and cool the skin.
Massage has a huge impact on the internal organs. It directly or indirectly stimulates the nerves that supply the organs. After that, the blood vessels of the internal organs narrow, and the blood flow to the organs increases.