Effects Of Massage...
Massage has been around for thousands of years and has gone thru many changes. In the beginning and still today massage is used in many cultures to treat many conditions. Homeopathic practitioners believe in the treatment of the body as a whole and treating the cause not the symptoms. The human body is a complex organism made up of many systems. The systems that make up the human body include. The Circulatory System which controls the flow of blood and lymph through the body. The Nervous System that includes the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and sensory receptors. The Digestive System that processes what we eat. The Respiratory System that controls our breathing. The Muscular System that allows us to maintain posture, move and produces heat. The Integumentary System which is our skin and the Skeletal System that includes all our bones. All the bodies systems must work together to maintain homeostasis. If one system is not working correctly it will effect the body as a whole.
Massage has an effect on every system of the body and the body as a whole. Massage increases blood and lymph circulation, relaxes muscles, relieves pain, removes adhesions, alleviates fibrosis, helps with the drainage of the respiratory system, reduces stress and fatigue and can improve skin conditions.
One of the first challenges that the profession faced was modern medicine. In modern medicine it is all to common to treat the symptoms and mask the symptoms with drugs rather than finding the true cause and treating the cause. Because of this massage became less accepted. Over time and thru educating people about massage and its effects. Massage has become accepted in today’s world and is used to help with many conditions including sports injury's, stress, restricted stiff muscles, improving sports performance and reaching fitness goals. Massage can also strengthen the immune system to help keep you healthy