Massage is the use of friction and pressure to influence muscle and other associated tissue to encourage healing, relaxation and general well-being. Swedish massage uses a number of techniques from mild rubbing to applying pressure to an assortment of points on the body. Some effects of massage on the body include:
- Relief from pain and faster healing of musculoskeletal damage.
- The relaxation effects often reduces headache and the severity of migraines because it can decrease blood pressure and relieve muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.
- Improved mental focus, extra energy, a reduction of anxiety and enhanced.
- Less stress improves the immune system and can improve the quality of life by reducing adrenaline and cortisone levels.