After 20 seconds of maintained contact, a massage causes a positive reaction to your cells that floods your body with the feel good hormone oxytocin. Along with the myofascial release from working deep into targeted muscle groups and activating the lymphatic system from sweeping strokes, your mind and body will be in a detoxification process while also in deep relaxation.
An acidic build up within the fascia of the body is flushed through by activating the cellular neurons which are touch sensitive. If you’ve felt the soothing sensation that feels like a surge of adrenaline running through your body from the physical touch of a practitioner during a session you will understand that the body has a communication. This communication is termed as neuro bio taxes.
Studies show that mechanical massage promotes noticeable functional improvements in the body fat and enhanced responsiveness to your metabolic pathway and using different degrees of pressure, strokes and techniques will give your body the greatest response.
If lactic acid builds up in your body it can cause muscle pain and cramps. Stretching the muscles during a massage stops the reactive process of glucose being broken down from insufficient oxygen in the body. If the body is left unoxidized it will continue to convert glucose into oxygen which will result in more lactic acid build up.
A back massage will give a response to all of the muscles in your body from the motor neurons living in the spine. A study from the National Centre for Biotechnology determined that muscles and nerves are dependent on each other for processes such as growth, development and maintenance and both are mechanosensitive structures that respond to mechanical stimuli such as massage.
Studies showed that massage improved the recovery of inflammation and edema, suggesting that massage regulates the immune system. On the other side of the spectrum, by applying massage to healthy undamaged muscles it was found that optimal load and pressure throughout a massage will still provide a better environment for repair and regeneration.
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