Massage benefits for each system of the body


Skeletal System

  • Correct posture and body balance are maintained.
  • Muscular tension, which eventually causes structural problems, is reduced.
  • Waste matter from muscles (especially lactic acid) is eliminated.
  • Tone is restored to flaccid muscles, partially compensating for lack of
    exercise and inactivity,due to illness or injury.
  • Muscle adhesions resulting from injury are eliminated or prevented.
  • Flexibility and joint strength is increased.

Circulatory System

  • Blood circulation is improved.
  • The supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body is increased.
  • Strain on the heart is eased through the normal return of blood to this vital organ,
    especially in cases of forced inactivity due to illness or injury.
  • Lymph is moved efficiently throughout the body, strengthening the immune system
    and eliminating toxic waste.

Nervous System

  • The nervous system can be either sedated or stimulated, depending on the
    technique used.
  • The nervous system can be balanced, thereby affecting all the systems of the

Respiratory System

  • Breathing patterns are improved.
  • Long-term respiratory difficulties such as asthma and bronchitis is relieved.

Digestive System

  • Waste products are pushed out of the system, maintaining regularity and relieving
  • Spastic colon is relieved.

Urinary System

  • The kidneys are massaged, thereby cleansing the blood and toning the entire
  • Swelling is reduced due to the elimination of fluids.


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