Massage dilates blood vessels, improving circulation and relieving congestion.
Massage increases the number of circulating red blood cells.
Massage increases the blood supply and nutrition to muscles.
Massage improves muscle tone.
Massage prevents or delays muscular atrophy that results from forced inactivity.
Massage helps eliminate edema (swelling) of the extremities.
Massage helps return venous blood to the heart and eases the strain on this vital organ.
Massage stretches connective tissue, improving its circulation and nutrition.