Benefits of massage

General –

  • Massage makes good and feeling pleasurable experience.
  • Massage restores stress, tension and anxiety levels.
  • Massage calms the nervous system and has produces equilibrium.
  • Massage relaxes, focuses and clears your mind.
  • Massage boosts self-esteem and a general feeling of well being.
  • Massage restores self-awareness.

Muscular system

  • Massage relaxes muscles, effectively reducing spasms, tension and cramping.
  • Massage reduces and breaks down adhesions (knots) and fibrosis.
  • Massage helps to re-establish proper muscular tone.
  • Massage relieves muscle and soft tissue pain.
  • Massage increases the vascularity and nutrition to various muscles.
  • Massage helps muscles recover more quickly from exertion and fatigue.
  • Massage supports increased work capacity and encourages your metabolism.
  • Massage helps to wasting from injury and paralysis

Skeletal system

  • Massage reduces joint strain and compression through releasing tight muscles and tendons.
  • Massage increases the ease and efficiency of your movements.
  • Massage helps to increase the retention of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulphur in the bones and this aids in fracture healing.
  • Massage improves the circulation and nutrition of the joints and helps increase range of joint movement.

Circulatory system

  • Massage enhances the elimination of the waste products of metabolism.
  • Massage helps to reduce any swelling and contusions.
  • Massage increases the number of red blood cells in circulation.
  • Massage has the overall effect of lowering your blood pressure and reduces pulse rate.
  • Massage facilitates tissue healing through the enhancement of circulation.
  • Massage increases tissue fluid and assists lymphatic circulation thus reducing swelling and enhancing the immune and filtering activities of this system.
  • Massage increases both venous and lymphatic flow
  • Massage increases the nutrition of the tissues via an increased exchange of fluids and materials.
  • Massage, via the mechanical actions on the soft tissues, produces a dilation of the blood vessels, which helps to improve circulation.
  • Massage helps to reduce the lack of blood and by direct pressure and stimulation reduces pain due to the irritation of nerves that control circulatory system.

Nervous system

  • Massage relaxes the muscles.
  • It helps to re-establish proper tonus through its effect on the neuromuscular reflex pathways.
  • Massage is known to affect the neurotransmitters of the brain and increase endorphin secretion in particular by means of natural painkillers.
  • Massage can help reduce nerve entrapment through the release of soft tissue or muscular binding.
  • Massage can reduce nerve root compression caused by muscular tension
  • Massage can have a sedative, stimulating or even exhausting effect on the nervous system depending on the type and length of treatment given.

Excretory system

  • Massage can facilitate elimination through the large intestines by mechanically stimulating peristalsis and improving tone.
  • Massage stimulates peristalsis and can reduce cramping or spasm in the digestive tract.
  • Massage aides the normal movement throughout alimentary canal assisting with many dysfunctions through its stress releasing effects.
  • Massage increases the excretion of fluids and waste products from protein metabolism, inorganic phosphorous and salt in normal individuals.


  • Massage helps to reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues as well as increasing its circulation and improve its nutrition.
  • Massage depending on the medium used to apply it can help to re-moisturize, and soften dry skin.
  • Massage can help with some skin conditions like eczema.

Respiratory system

  • Massage deepens and normalizes the breathing pattern.
  • Massage can help to relieve congestion from respiratory organs like lungs through percussive and compressive movements.
  • Massage increases the action of the heart, stimulating the blood flow to different organs and peripheral vascular system, helping with the elimination of waste and the absorption of oxygen.