The apparent benefit of massage therapy is muscle relaxation. Massage therapy for muscle relaxation will target tense muscles.
The correct massage on tight muscles loosens them; increasing their flexibility and allowing the circulation of blood to every tissue on the affected area. Loosening of muscles increases flexibility and allows blood to flow to injured tissues, this will increase the circulation of oxygen, hence more metabolism which causes a faster healing process.
The body produces unhealthy levels of stress hormones when it is under pressure. The stress hormone cortisol can cause weight gain, insomnia, headaches and digestive issues. Massage therapy relieves the body of tension and stress, reducing the amount of cortisol produced. One will feel relaxed and at peace after a massage therapy because their body is relaxed.
The body is likely to suffer from effects of a bad posture because most people spend a lot of time sitting. Bad posture causes back pain which is usually very severe and might eventually lead to disability. Massage therapy on the back loosens the muscles and finally brings the body to the right alignment. Relaxing muscles gives joints more room for movement and flexibility. It also relieves the joints of the pressure that is exerted on them due to poor posture. Due to the therapy, the body will adjust itself to a healthy and normal posture and correct the issues caused by bad posture.
Massage benefits the body’s immune system too. Regular massage helps reduce stress, which is a significant factor in poor immunity.
Apart from reducing stress, it increases the activity of the body’s cytotoxic cells. The cytotoxic ability of the body is its natural ability to kill or protect itself from illness. The body can rejuvenate and nourish itself with regular massage because its cytotoxic capacity is increased or made better.