Surprising Benefits of a Full-Body Massage
A full-body massage with soft music, soft lighting is a sense of calm. A massage stimulates your nervous system; awakens your muscles, organs, and glands; it moves blood and lymphatic fluid, and it gets a multitude of cells to produce and release chemicals and hormones. Variety of oils are available for body massage like sesame oil, mustard oil, coconut oil and many more.
Benefits of a full-body massage
1. Better breathing pattern
When the body is stressed, tension accumulates in the shoulders, chest and neck muscles and breathing pattern also gets affected. While relaxing more in the massage, and your breathing becomes deeper and more even, and the masseur can work on tense muscles to reduce the tension in the muscles that assist in breathing. He can also focus on the inter costal muscles which are between the ribs which are important for effortless and natural breathing.
2. Improved digestion
Stress affects the digestive system. A full-body massage can have a very healthy effect on the way your body processes food and nutrients. The nervous system regulates digestion, produces necessary chemicals (such as saliva, gastric juice, and insulin), and stimulates peristalsis, which moves food through the intestines.
Abdominal massage that acts directly on your large intestine to organize the final stages of digestion. When food moves smoothly through your stomach’s digestive system, the gallbladder, pancreas, and intestines work together for maximum nutrient absorption, supporting your overall well-being.
3. Cardiac well being
A full-body massage is also good for the heart. Massage produces vasodilation which increases venous return. And it increases blood flow and oxygen supply to all your organs. Your entire cardiovascular system relaxes and circulation improves throughout your body. Also activating the “rest and digest” mode of the parasympathetic nervous system helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate.
4. Lymphatic drainage
The lymphatic system is important in balancing fluid and the function of your immune system. Lymphatic vessels parallel blood vessels throughout the body, and large groups of lymph nodes are found in the neck, armpits, and groin.
As your masseuse works to wash blood through the muscles and tissues, he also drains the lymphatic system, where the lymph nodes filter out dead cells, waste products, and potential pathogens. Slow lymphatic flow contributes to fluid retention, and drainage from the lymphatic system can reduce edema in certain parts of the body.
5. Musculoskeletal benefits
Your muscles are like sponges: when they contract, blood and lymphatic fluid are squeezed out, and when they relax, fresh blood enters, providing fresh nutrition, oxygen, and immune cells. In addition, your masseuse may also include stretching and range of motion movements into the massage, which mobilizes your joints and places beneficial stress on your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
6. Improved skin suppleness
Massage can release tension and relax muscles, reducing the appearance and development of wrinkles. Increased blood flow and waste excretion aid cell regeneration, supporting skin’s resistance to infection and disease, making your skin feel smoother and younger-looking.