Generally we can view reasons and benefits of massage on 3 levels:
Physiological, Psychological and Emotional. 


Physiological benefits:

– stimulate blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system, improving the elimination of
waste throughout the body
– relieves accumulated tension and restores flexibility to tight, sore muscles and improves
muscle tone
– stimulates or calms nervous system depending what is required by the client it can be either
relaxing and reassuring, providing comfort or refreshing and rejuvenating, boosting energy.
.- improves posture by enhancing one’s own awareness of the body
– slows and regulates respiration, promoting deeper and easier breathing
– increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissue
– relieves cramps and muscle spasms and reduces pain and swellings by stimulation the
release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkiller) into the brain and nervous system
– fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments by preventing and reducing
excessive scar tissue
– stretches connective tissue and increases tissue metabolism
– increases joint mobility and range of motion
– lowers blood pressure and reduces heart rate
– increases red blood cell count
– stimulates immune system and strengthens resistance to disease
– improves skin tone by removing dead cells and improving circulation
– enables body to withstand fatigue
– increases physical stress tolerance
– body become less prone to injury
– increases physical confidence
– lengthen compressed joints
– improve flow of nutrients to soft tissues and joints
– regenerates tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles


Psychological benefits:

– reduces mental stress and promotes better sleep
– induces mental relaxation and calms temper
– fosters peace of mind
– provides a relaxed state of mental alertness
– improves concentration
– enhance capacity for calm thinking and creativity
– improves ability to monitor stress and respond appropriately
– enables a person to make peace between their ambitions and limitations


Emotional benefits:

– reduces anxiety
– provides a soothing and comforting alternative to verbal therapeutic techniques, such as
counseling
– generates confidence and feeling of well being
– enhances self-image and self-worth
– satisfies the need for caring and nourishing touch
– reduces sense of isolation
– increases awareness of mind-body connection.