Massage Increases Circulation

massage increases circulation

Blood circulation keeps your body in working order, helps your muscles function, and prevents lactic acid buildup. Good circulation delivers oxygen-rich blood to the entire body and assists in the repair of damaged and fatigued muscles. Think of blood circulation as your “human plumbing system” and the foundation of a healthy body. Without proper circulation, it is more difficult for the body to heal itself and prevent illness.

A study conducted by the University of Chicago showed that massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise. The results also showed that massage improved vascular function in people who had not exercised, suggesting that massage has circulation benefits for people regardless of their level of physical activity.

Receiving regular massage can not only relieve the stress and tension you experience on a daily basis but may actually increase the health of your internal bodily functions!