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Massage has physical, physiological and psychological benefits for health. The stroking movements help to encourage the flow of blood and lymph through the body’s vessels by creating a vacuum effect. This is highly beneficial in aiding tight or dysfunctional muscle tissue as a “tight” muscle will squeeze blood out of the tissue, which reduces the tissue’s ability to repair itself.
Massage can also help to encourage detoxification of the body’s tissues by opening up pores in tissue membranes, enabling fluids to pass. Massage can be useful in stretching out muscle fibres and the fascia surrounding it, as well as breaking down scar tissue resulting from previous injury, improving the overall elasticity of the tissue and making it less vulnerable to re-injury.
Physiologically, massage is a great pain reliever as it helps to release endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, as well as inducing psychological relaxation by lowering stress hormones such as cortisol.