Reduce Heart Rate
Regular massage is known to help reduce stress and improve blood flow, thereby enabling the heart to pump the same amount of blood with less effort, which can lead to improved heart health.
Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (or hypertension) is when the blood moves through the arteries at a higher pressure than normal, which can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. Regular massage helps to combat the effects of stress - a leading contributor to high blood pressure - helping to lower blood pressure and maintain the body's natural sense of wellness.
Improve Blood Circulation
The movements of massage cause blood to flush in and out of muscles and joints, increasing the delivery of vital oxygen and nutrients. This process can, in some cases, aid recovery time from injuries and provide the entire body with a greater sense of wellness.
Improve Lymph Flow
The lymphatic system rids the body of wastes such as bacteria, viruses and toxins. Regular massage helps to promote healthy lymph flow by working to reduce fatigue and stress, and to stimulate the body in order to remove potentially damaging waste products, thus maintaining its natural defense system.
Boost the Immune System
Studies show people with high stress levels get sick more often than the general population. Beyond the stress-reducing and sleep-promoting benefits of massage, regular massage has been shown to help increase the immune systems cytotoxic capacity (the activity level of the body's natural "killer cells") and decrease the number of t-cells, which improves the body's overall immune functioning.
Reduce Formation of Excessive Scar Tissue
By stimulating the skin and muscles, and increasing blood flow throughout the body, regular massage helps promote tissue regeneration, and reduces scar tissue and stretch marks.
Improve Skin Health and Nourishment
Regular massage helps to increase blood circulation, exfoliate dead skin cells and tone the skin, which encourages cell regeneration and assists in excreting waste products. The result is healthier, better-looking skin.