HOW DOES MANUAL MASSAGE AFFECT THE HUMAN BODY?
The skin is the area of contact between the masseur and the massaged, it is the place of all exchanges: in order for the massage to be effective, it must be clean and healthy. Manual massage as with the correct choice of its techniques and methods of their application, has a beneficial effect on the entire body. Manual massage has a General and local effect. For General massage, the entire body or most of it is massaged, while for local massage, individual areas are massaged: the back, head, limbs, forearms, etc. Massage techniques: stroking, squeezing, kneading, rubbing, vibration, tapping, stretching, etc.movements, i.e. the classic style of massage is observed.
Massage is accompanied by a pleasant feeling of warmth throughout the body, improving the General well-being of the massaged, increasing his vitality.
Thanks to massage, you can increase or decrease the overall nervous excitability, activate almost lost reflexes, and significantly improve the activity of many internal organs.
Manual massage has a positive effect on the nervous system. It is able to reduce or stop pain, improve nerve conduction, speed up the process of its recovery when damaged, prevent, reduce the formation of secondary changes in the joints and muscles in the area of nerve damage.
Massage improves the condition of the skin and subcutaneous fat. It normalizes the functions of the sebaceous and sweat glands, clearing their holes of secretions, activates the lymph circulation of the skin, thereby improving its nutrition. All this makes the skin elastic, pink and velvety, increases its resistance to temperature and mechanical influences. Manual massage increases skin and muscle tone, so that the skin becomes elastic, smooth and dense.
Massage also affects the action of the capillaries of the skin. It promotes the expansion of capillaries and the opening of reserve capillaries. As a result, not only the massaged area, but also the areas far from it begin to be better supplied with blood, gas exchange between the tissue and blood increases.
Massage has a positive effect on the overall blood circulation of the body. It improves the flow of blood through the arteries, accelerates the outflow of blood through the veins.
Massage increases the elasticity of muscle fibers, slows down their atrophy and reduces hypotrophy, improves their contractile function.
In addition, massage increases the flow of oxygen to the muscle fibers. After it, the performance of the muscles increases.
Massage also affects the overall metabolism. It helps to increase the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and hemoglobin in the blood.