The history of Massage Therapy can be traced back over 5,000 years varying in manydifferent types and applications. Chinese, Persian, and Egyptian cultures have all recorded the use of Massage Therapy for a variety of purposes including the improvement of circulatory and joint movement issues.
- Circulatory System: Increases circulation, lowers blood pressure, emphasizes the elimination of metabolic wastes, and improves the lymphatic system which also removes waste from the body thus resulting in less swelling from injury.
- Endocrine System: Releases endorphins, mechanically stretches and elongates muscles, stimulates parasympathetic nervous system, reduction in pain, helps improve weak muscles, supports relaxation and improves sleep.
- Muscular System: Alleviates the restriction of muscles as well as tension and stiffness, enhances blood circulation, increases flexibility and durability of muscles, delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles which reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.
- Respiratory System: Stimulates slower breathing, breaks up mucus and other respiratory discharge in the lungs, allows the body to become relaxed and begin the repairing process. It also helps to get rid of toxins from your body in a faster rate while you suffering a cold.
- Digestion/Elimination: Relieve colic and gas as well as constipation and promotes better digestion.
- Psychological: Relaxes body and mind, improves all over well-being of the individual, relief of inner tension and stress (Salvo)Lifting, Stretching or squeezing movements, soft tissues are drawn away from underlying structures.