Massage is one of the ancient treatment methods. It is an efficient injury and illness treatment method and a preventive measure. Massage therapy can be used either separately or in combination with other treatment methods.
People use massage for a variety of health-related purposes, including the mentioned: to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries and prepare for strenuous exercise, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness. Moreover, massage is necessary for sportsmen and people whose daily work implies vigorous physical activity and mental workload.
Massage therapy can either enhance or ease nervous irritability of a person. It brings relief and redevelopment of both internal organs and the muscular-skeletal system. Massage affects internal organs by directly or indirectly stimulating nerves that supply internal organs, which makes blood vessels of these organs dilate and allows greater blood supply to them. Massage also enhances skin condition. Thus, it directly improves the function of the sebaceous (oil) and sweat glands; tough, inflexible skin can become softer and more supple. Massage causes stimulation of nerve receptors and also facilitates blood flow. Due to massage treatment the oxygen capacity of the blood increases and muscle tone improves.