When it comes to your body and its reaction to a massage, nearly every part of it is affected by a good massage from a trained therapist. Whether it is through direct application of pressure or the aftereffect of the massage on a related system, your body is going to experience healing. Bones are affected by massages more than you may think. While this isn’t a direct result of getting a massage, there is improved circulation of blood within the body. Blood vessels that flow into the bone marrow dilate and bring more essential nutrients and oxygen to the marrow and the cells within it. This can result in the bones and cartilage healing themselves, leading to less joint pain, stiffness and even relief of some arthritic pain. The range of movement that a joint is capable of may also increase as the flexibility of certain muscle groups changes.
The muscles and cramps
The type of massage changes the effect. A excellent Nuru massage is going to have a different effect to deep tissue massages. For the most part though the muscular system is the most directly affected by any type of reflexology. The movements that the fingers and other body parts of the therapist make on certain muscles can cause them to relax and to stretch. This reduces the amount of stress and energy being wasted on keeping them contracted. When you are a stressed out person, some muscle groups in your shoulders, neck and back are going to stiffen and contract, putting unnecessary tension on the fibers and the tissues in those areas. A massage can soothe them and stop them from cramping. They are also made a lot more flexible and less tired because of the improved circulation within them.
The Nervous System Is Impacted
Again, remember that something like a Nuru massage is going to impact you in a different way. The nervous system is affected by both the physical and psychological effects of massages. For example, good massages can be a great way to relax and fall asleep if you are an insomniac. It does this by reducing the effects of a number of conditions caused by stress such as insomnia, migraine and irritability. Stimulating, energetic massages can lead to less lethargic days, more energy throughout the week, and a ton of other benefits.
There are many other systems within the body that are effected by massages. All of them vary based on the individual’s body and a number of other conditions. However there are always benefits to massages you wouldn’t find anywhere else.