Massage imparts a physiological change. It helps
improve circulation by encouraging the movement of
blood through the veins back toward the heart.
Efficient blood flow is important to every system of
the body, but taut, tense muscles often interfere.
Healthy circulation means that oxygen and other
nourishing materials are reaching cells throughout
your entire body, helping you to think more clearly,
metabolize your food more efficiently and possibly
even resist disease more easily.
By triggering the release of the body's natural
painkillers-hormones called endorphins-massage also
has a tranquilizing effect on the central nervous
system. . Massage can often be rejuvenating, making
you feel as though you've just had 8 hours sleep.
Massage is an accepted part of many physical
rehabilitation programs and has proven beneficial to
many chronic conditions such as headaches, low back
pain, arthritis, TMJD, stress and substance and