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Therapeutic Effects of Massage

There are many types of massage and techniques applied depending on the type of massage required and the practitioner, ie, sports, remedial, Swedish, acupressure, Neuromuscular, Manual Lymph Drainage, etc. Massage on its own is used for relaxation for the whole or parts of the body or to treat specific musculo-skeletal problems.

Physiological and psychological Uses:

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To reduce stress and fatigue and improve clients ability to enjoy restful sleep

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To promote physical and mental relaxation

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To alleviate muscular aches, pains, cramps and stiffness

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In sport to promote pre and post competitive states

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Stimulation of sluggish organs i.e., digestive system

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Stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, and improve the immune system

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Assist in reducing high blood pressure

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increase energy levels by stimulating and promoting glucose exchange

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Massage involves and affects:

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The cardiovascular system - the heart and lungs, blood flow and circulation.

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The Locomotor system - stimulate, nourish and ease aches in muscles and bones.

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The Integumentary system - stimulate skin and connective tissue.

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The Lymphatic system - lymph drainage and the removal of toxins and waste materials in tissues.

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The Nervous and Endocrine systems - regulate hormone production and stimulate or sedate the nervous system to reduce fatigue, improve mental attitude, hence promoting energy, vitality and a positive outlook.

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Sensory - the emotional and psychological effect of touch, including the exchange of energy and the emotional warmth gained from the tactile intervention of the practitioner.

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Mechanoreceptors  - pressure of touch: affects blood pressure, stretch receptors in the lungs, hearing and equilibrium.

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Noniceptors  - pain receptors respond to chemicals released by damaged tissue.

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Thermo receptors -  Stimulated by temperature change, induced by massage.

 

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