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									Massage Therapy Benefits

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Massage therapy has been used for centuries. In fact, there are so many of them around with
the purpose of encouraging healing by promoting blood flow, relieving tension, stimulating
nerves as well as stretching and loosening muscles and connective tissue to keep them elastic.
Read on further to find out what are the other massage therapy benefits.

 Massage therapy is beneficial because it reduces waste products such as lactic and carbonic
acid that builds up after an activity which causes cramping, discomfort and irritability that can
happen after working out at the gym. By working with a therapist, he or she will be able to
enhance your immune system and aid in the recovery of the tissues by increasing blood
circulation in the affected areas.

 If you are ill, massage therapy dilates and opens up blood vessels, improves circulation and
relieves congestion. It also increases the number of red blood cells for those who are anemic.

  Massage therapy also acts as a mechanical cleanser pushing along the lymph and hastening
the elimination of wastes and toxic debris. It also helps to eliminate edema or dropsy of the
extremities.

 It also increases blood supply and nutrition to the muscles without adding to the load of toxic
acid produced by muscle contraction. This helps you overcome harmful fatigue resulting from
strenuous exercise or injury.

  This will also improve muscle tone and prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced
inactivity. It can also relax muscle spasms and relieve tension.

  Massage to some extent compensates for lack of exercise or muscular contraction especially
for those who are recovering from an injury by returning venous blood to the heart and at the
same time eases the strain on this vital organ.

 Depending on the type of massage therapy given, some people may feel sleepy, stimulated or
exhausted.

  Some forms of massage therapy are able to separate muscle fibers and undo or prevent the
formation of adhesions. It also stretches the connective tissue which all helps reduce the danger
of fibroids.

 Believe it or not, massage may burst the fat capsule in the subcutaneous tissue so that the fat
exudes and becomes absorbed. Combined with proper nutrition and exercise, this can help the
person lose weight.

 Massage therapy also increases the excretion of fluids via the kidney, nitrogen, inorganic
phosphorous and salt in normal individuals. But for those who are injured, it does the exact
opposite because these are needed for tissue repair.

  Studies have shown that massage therapy improves the general circulation and nutrition of
joints and hastens the elimination of harmful particles in the synovial fluid. It helps lessen



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inflammation and swelling of the joints thereby alleviating pain.

  It also disperses the dema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessening pain and
facilitates movement.

  Massage therapy improves the general circulation and nutrition of tissues often accompanied
by an increase interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells thus heightening
tissue metabolism.

 This type of therapy also empties the larger ducts and channels of the body thereby
decreasing the auto intoxication resulting from re-absorption of toxic materials in these channels
due to constipation or inflammation.

 There are so many benefits with regards to massage therapy which is why almost everyone
needs it. If you haven't found a favorite yet, you can try one style this week and then another
next week to how different they are from the other.




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