How does massage affect the human body

During the massage, the innate sources of vital energy are renewed. This is especially important in today’s world, where stress is the root cause of many serious physical and mental ailments. Stress is a natural component of life, and in small doses can even be useful, but if exposed to it for a long time, a person loses health and energy. Stress can also reduce the natural level of immune defense and prevent it from actively fighting diseases. The result of constant exposure to stress can be a state of anxiety, depression, apathy, insomnia and panic attacks. No one doubts the beneficial effect of massage in the fight against these unpleasant symptoms of stress.
At the level of physiology, massage affects all systems of the body, so its result is both a general improvement in all functions, and relief of some specific ailments. Massage also helps to increase self-confidence, remove emotional blocks, and restore clarity of thought. A massage session simultaneously brings relaxation and tones up. It is as if you have taken a break to restore harmony and well-being and be ready to return to the busy world again.
The skin is the most extensive sense organ. When it is touched, hundreds of tiny nerve endings send information to the brain via the central nervous system. The brain processes the data and transmits it to the muscles. Stroking can trigger the release of endorphins (natural painkillers) and send an “order” to the body to calm down and relax. More serious techniques work out deep-seated muscles, relieving tension and relieving fatigue.
A healthy circulatory system is essential for the smooth functioning of the entire body. Massage makes breathing deeper, blood vessels and capillaries expand, circulation improves, and more oxygen enters the blood. Improved blood circulation means that nutrients are carried around the body more efficiently. At the same time, the pressure decreases, the pulse slows down, the body and brain relax and calm down. Massage stimulates the sebaceous and sweat glands, which helps to moisturize, cleanse and cool the skin. The massage gives an exfoliating effect, which makes the skin firm and fresh. Improving blood circulation helps to bring nutrients to the hair, nails and skin, providing a healing effect, relieves headaches and regulates digestion.
The most beneficial effect, without a doubt, massage has on the muscular system of the body. By relaxing and stretching the muscles that have contracted and contracted from tension, massage helps to restore flexibility, mobility and elasticity to the body’s tissues. Massage techniques help to relieve muscle pain and improve posture, returning the muscles to their natural balance. It is the massage that will put in order the weakened flabby muscles from long downtime. Massage directly affects the lymphatic system, helping the body to remove lactic acid and other chemical waste products that contribute to the appearance of pain and discomfort in the joints and ligaments. A head massage is very effective in this regard, since there are many lymph nodes on the neck, back of the head and face.
As the massage session continues, the body relaxes more, allowing you to influence the parasympathetic nervous system, which is not controlled by consciousness, the work of which is associated with the hidden activities of the body to maintain health and eliminate “malfunctions”, as well as with the main functions – digestion and excretion of waste products. We are almost always in a hurry, leaving the body no time for this invisible work. Massage is an excellent way to give the body a “respite” to activate the action of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Blood is carried through the body through the system of arteries and veins. Massage enhances peripheral blood circulation and improves blood circulation in general.
No one denies the beneficial effect of massage in the treatment of the effects of stress, insomnia and depressive states. Head massage is especially useful for people with intellectual work. Physical relaxation of the muscles and increased blood flow to the head leads to improved brain function and greater clarity of thought, irritability and fatigue recede, and they are replaced by attention, concentration, intelligence and vision of perspective.
After a massage session, the tension recedes, as if a heavy weight has been lifted from the shoulders, and an unusual lightness is felt throughout the body. Changes in mood correspond to changes in the hormonal background. Studies have shown that during a session, the level of stress hormones – such as cortisol-decreases, and the level of well – being hormones – such as oxytocin-increases significantly, which significantly activates the immune system.
Massage can also affect the energy balance of the body through the chakra system. The body and soul achieve balance, and you can achieve a sense of deep peace, peace and balance. The ease that People experience after a massage contributes to a clearer awareness of their spiritual essence, the vision of the “inner” light. Massage brings peace – some people see a better perspective in life, others get a sense of humor back, and everyone, without exception, becomes more comfortable and comfortable in their own body.

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