Benefit of Massage Therapy

Do you know that massage has many beneficial effect on you? Most people don't know that massage has more benefits than you realise, such as:
Physical relaxation
Massage cause a physical change in your body, it will make create relaxation response which make your muscle relax, slow your heart rate and breathing rate, decrease blood pressure and stress hormones, it also seems to increase the level of serotonin, a type of chemical that affects emotions and touch positively, and reduce risk associated with stress such as anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias.
On the other hand massage will also create a mechanical response, which has two major effects: 1. Improve blood circulation and increase lymph flow. 2. Relaxation of the soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, or fascia, which improve joint flexibility, decreases muscle spasms, and relieve muscle tension. It has shown that massage also decrease cortisol in the body, and allows it enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode, even long after massage is over. And you can see massage triggers a host of brain chemistry responses that result in relaxation, lowered stress and improved mood.
Relief for tight muscles, other aches, and pains
Massage relaxes muscle tissue, which reduce painful contractions and nerve compression. It achieve this by make the muscle tissue relax which relaxed all nerves tissue around them, since the nerves tissue is relaxed, it will get proper nutrients, function more efficiently, and can assume their work of transmitting message from and to brain, which improves muscle and organs function. Although some of tissue located deeper within the body and can not be easily accessed by massage, by using massage it can release the tension of the superficial layers of muscles which in turn will affect the deeper layers, and will lead to both superficial and deeper tissue find a better alignment and balance between each other. Body organ can also benefit from massage since they sharing the same neurological pain pathways with nerves, bones and muscles. When muscles in pain, organ can reflect the distress and became dysfunction. Therefore massage can improve symptoms associate with both organ and the muscles.
Improve posture system
Massage can relax the muscles that made sore by bad posture, allowing the body to position itself in natural posture. With ongoing massage therapy will result in loosened, relaxed joints, and relieved pressure points, this will make body to position in a natural and healthy posture, therefore avoiding unnatural movements and positions which is the reaction of the pain.
Enhanced energy and vitality
By achieving all points above, it will make body flexible, has good blood and lymph circulation, sound nerves structure which combined together will make more energetic and healthy.