Blood Circulation can be improved: Direct pressure improves the circulation and massage stimulates the nerves controlling the blood vessels. The interchange of oxygen, nutrients, carbon dioxide and waste products is therefore speeded up.
The lymphatic System is improved along side the blood circulation by the application of deep effleurage . The flow of lymph is stimulated to the lymph glands and this aids the elimination of waste and toxins.
The Nervous System can be either soothed or stimulated, depending on the techniques used.
The Digestive System will also benefit. Absorption in the abdomen is improved and constipation may be relieved.
The Muscular System can be affected and can relieve muscular tension through the removal of waste products. Muscular wastage resulting from injury or paralysis can also be prevented by vaping the technique of applying a more stimulating massage.
Skin can be softened and nourished depending on the medium used. Also improves desquamation (shedding of dead skin cells) of surface adhesions, thus improving the skin’s texture and tone.
Can help to soften fatty tissue deposits, depending on the techniques used i.e. increasing the amount of petrissage movements.
Relaxing, with the rhythmical and flowing strokes, it is stress relieving, promoting a general feeling of well-being and rest.