Human touch: Massage can be good for physical and mental wellness | Kitsap Living – Bainbridge Island Review (subscription)

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Most people think of massages and may never realize how important they can be. Humans need touch, and massages can really help reduce stress. Make it a priority to realize the importance of massages and taking time to relax. This can make all the difference in a world that is so fast paced.

Key Takeaways:

  • Massage can be used as a way to increase circulation, enhance the immune system, promote nervous system function, reduce blood pressure, relieve muscle tension and pain, and improve mood, intellectual reasoning and job performance.
  • Massage, however, can counteract that by allowing muscle tissue to loosen and hence, restoring better blood flow to all parts of the body.
  • Massage keeps the fascia hydrated and keeps fluid reaching all of the muscles.

“Specifically, people with circulatory problems can benefit from massage, which lengthens muscles so that they are not contracted.”