1.      Massage stimulates the blood circulation, increase supply of nutrients to the  body cells needed for their growth, repair and nutrition. It also improves elimination of waste materials. This have furthers effects like:


·         expedite recovery time after injuries

·         increase the healing process of injured areas

·         prevention of injuries

·         enhanced performance

·         decreases the time taken to return to fitness after performance


2.      Massage stimulate flow through lymph vessels what decrease swelling in injured areas.


3.      In post acute or chronic stage massage prevents scar tissue formation by preventing cells binding together.


4.      Deep strokes can break down adhesions between muscle fibres as well as between ligaments and tendons or muscles and bones which then allow all of these structures to glide smoothly alongside each other. A smooth glide is needed for proper function of the muscle.


5.      Massage is able to stretch specific localized areas of tissue (in a way that may not be possible with functional exercise) by drawing them apart in all possible directions. This improves the range and freedom of the movement.


6.      Some deep techniques like friction can loosen the knot and allow the blood to flow more easily through it, which stimulates the healing process.


7.      Massage affects the nervous system by stimulating the nerve receptors in the tissue. This can lead to:


·         pain reduction

·         general relaxation (or stimulation – depending on techniques)

·         tension reduction

·         muscle relaxation

·         positive effects on high blood pressure, migraine, insomnia, digestive disorders

·         improving well-being


8.      Other benefits of massage:


·         early identification of potential problems by discovering affected areas during massage,            that clients are not aware of

·         improve self-awareness

·         increase mental alertness and clarity