The benefits of the massage are many. Depending on the type of treatment and the aim pursued, different effects may be achieved which then generate local and/or reflex psychosomatic or mechanical actions. Local actions occur in the specific place where the mechanical action is carried out, whereas reflex actions occur some distance from the zone which is receiving the massage.
Effects of the massage on the organism:
Psychological. The massage produces an effect of relaxation, calmness and well-being.
Nervous system. The massage acts on reflex muscular contractures. On contact with the skin, a reaction is produced starting from the receptors at skin level, continuing along the sensitive roots to the spinal cord and, from there, to the sensitive cerebral area via the specific spinal tract. This process generates a motor response which inversely brings about a contraction or a relaxation of the muscles, depending on the technique used.
Skin. A skin reflex point exists for each of the internal parts of the human organism. Multiple effects are achieved when these points are correctly worked on.
Muscle tissue. The massage relaxes or tones up the muscles, and also clears out toxins.
Adipose tissue. The metabolism is accelerated, thereby facilitating the re-absorption of interstitial liquids and reducing fat deposits.
Blood circulation. An intense massage increases the speed of venous circulation in both surface and deep veins. For arterial circulation, after the muscular mass has been deeply treated for several sessions, a rebound effect is produced which opens up the collateral circulation.
Lymphatic circulation. The lymphatic circulation is activated and a drainage effect is created.
Blood. The massage helps the blood to produce haemoglobin.
Empty bowels. The massage stimulates the bowels and helps guarantee normal peristaltic functioning.