Massage improves your muscle tone, reduces tension, and exercises weak, tight or atrophied muscles. It removes toxins out of your muscle tissue and increases blood flow into the muscles. It is important to drink plenty of water after a massage to assist your
lymphatic system and help remove these toxins.
The emotional balance you will feel is just as important as the more tangible physical benefits. Massage increases your endorphins, which are your body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals, and other
positive brain chemistry can result from massage. An effect of relaxation can change your emotional state and transform anxiety and tension into calmness and tranquillity.
A positive attitude can come about through massage on account of the human touch and an improvement in your state of alertness, calm and
creative thinking, ability to deal with stress and capability of handling
pressure. The stress hormone cortisol can lead to sleeplessness, headaches and digestive problems, and massage can help reduce this.