Massage therapy may help the body in many ways. At The Nashville Massage Center, Massage therapy is also thought to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure, also boosts the immune system and decreases the physical effects of stress.
Generally, people use massage for either general relaxation or well being, or to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of motion. Physical relaxation improves circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination relief for tight muscles and other pains and ache.
Massage can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduce pain and improved function.
Massage therapy may also improve circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles cells and helps remove waste products. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.