Massage therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate your joints and soft tissue to improve your body’s overall health. Massage increases the body’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, which help release waste from the muscle tissue. Massage also accelerates your body's own natural ability to heal itself.
Classic massage also known as Swedish massage is therapy form based on more gentle pressure than deep tissue massage and utilizing wider selection of characteristic .It´s recommended to people with high sensitivity, in a periods of increased pain but also for sport enthusiasts, in between or right before competitions - since muscle soreness usually related to deep tissue massage most usually doesn't appear after classic treatment. Classic massage increases superficial body temperature, relaxes tight muscles, improves blood and lymphatic flow therefore positively influences muscles condition by improving oxygen transport and metabolism of muscle cells.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
increases the oxygen transport to muscles
improves muscle cells metabolism
improving blood and lymph circulation