Definition and Benefits of Massage

 

What is a Massage?

The word “massage” can be defined as a systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissue of the body for the purpose of obtaining or maintaining health.

In modern healthcare, massage has taken on an important role. It has been shown beneficial to:

  • reduce stress
  • enhance blood circulation
  • decrease pain
  • promote sleep
  • reduce swelling
  • enhance relaxation
  • increase oxygen capacity to the body

 

Benefits of Massage

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON MUSCLES

  • Relaxes muscle tension
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Reduces muscle soreness and fatigue
  • Increases range of motion
  • Improves performance
  • Increases flexibility
  • Tones weak muscles

EFFECTS OF MASSAGE ON THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

  • Dilates blood vessels
  • Improves circulation
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Promotes removal of waste products
  • Reduces heart and pulse rate
  • Increases red blood cell count
  • Increases white blood cell count

 

If you have any questions concerning massage, please feel free to contact  Stacey Teeler, LMT at (865) 384-2016 or absolutemassageofknoxville@gmail.com