Classic massage – positive effects
The physical effects of massage extend to almost all body tissues. Classic body massage not only improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow; indirectly it has a very beneficial effect on the nerves, particularly on the autonomous nerve system. It improves digestion, metabolism and nutrients utilisation, and helps eliminate excess water from the body.
Classic massage improves blood circulation
The main immediate effect of massage is better blood circulation and lymphat ic flow, which improves tissue metabolism. This occurs because of the reflex expansion of smaller arteries and the mechanically accelerated drainage of venous blood. The accelerated blood flow is a reflex response to the stimuli of pressure and relaxation and to the compression of internal walls of blood vessels during massage. Better circulation also results from the natural expansion of blood vessels due to friction heating.