Health and Massage

The body as a whole is influenced by massage. Any of the physiological effects of massage need to be briefly discussed to clarify how massage therapy performs.

It is understood that massage improves blood circulation and lymph flow. The direct mechanical effect of manual pressure rhythmically applied and movement used in massage will significantly increase the blood flow rate. In addition, nerve receptor activation allows the blood vessels to dilate (by reflex action), which also facilitates blood flow.If you wish to learn more about this, visit Golden Given Chiropractic P.S., Tacoma.

Impurities and waste are carried away from the tissues by a milky white fluid called lymph and passes through gland-like structures spaced across the lymphatic system that act as filtering valves. As blood does, the lymph does not circulate, so its movement mainly depends on the squeezing effect of muscle contractions. Consequently, inactive individuals struggle to induce the flow of lymph. On the other hand, it is possible to outstrip the stimulus generated by vigorous activity by the increased waste created by that activity. In any case, massage will significantly assist lymph movement.

The sum of its components – the cells – must be stable for the entire body to be healthy. As these fluids contain nutrients and oxygen and carry away waste and toxins, the individual cells of the body rely on an ample supply of blood and lymph. So, because of its impact on circulation alone, it is easy to understand why good circulation is so vital for the whole body.

Massage is also remembered for:

The cause of blood changes. After massage, the blood’s oxygen ability will increase by 10-15%.

It affects muscles all over the body. Contracted, shortened muscles can be loosened by massage and weak, flaccid muscles can be stimulated. This “balancing” of the muscle can assist posture and encourage more effective movement. Massage does not improve muscle strength directly, but it can accelerate recovery from exhaustion following exercise. In this way, more exercise and preparation can be achieved, which strengthens muscles in the long run and enhances conditioning. Massage also allows both the muscles and connective tissues that surround and protect the muscles and many other parts of the body a gentle stretching action, which helps to keep these tissues elastic.

Boost the secretions and excretions of the body. After massage, there is a proven increase in the development of gastric juices, saliva and urine. Nitrogen, inorganic phosphate, and sodium chloride are also increased in the excretion of (salt). This means that the metabolic rate (the use by the cells of the body of ingested material) increases.

Contact Info

Golden Given Chiropractic P.S.
1024 72nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 531-2481