There are a number of benefits of massage including:

  • The patient’s circulation can be improved.
  • The massage can induce a soothing feeling as the nervous system responds better than any other body system to massage.
  • By stimulating the flow of lymph towards the lymph glands a massage can help eliminate waste and toxic products.
  • A massage can help the digestive process become more efficient as well.
  • The respiration system also responds to massage treatment by stimulating the circulation system.
  • Last but by no means least, massage obviously has many benefits for the muscular system by addressing various muscular conditions and injuries.

The following diagram shows a number of specific injuries that can be either treated or rehabilitated with the aid of remedial massage:

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Benefits of massage for specific injuries

Follow the links below to find out more about how massage can help specific injuries: