Chinese medical massage
Effects on the skin
Under the influence of massage the outflow of venous blood and lymph circulation increases, this, in turn, reduces swelling and stagnation, not only in the massaged area, but also on the peripheral. Improved skin respiration and increased secretion of skin glands help remove the metabolic waste products of the body.
The impact on the joints, ligaments
Ligaments and joints become more mobile. Massage removes the contraction joint capsules produced by injury or disease, reduces periarticular swelling, accelerates the removal of decay products, and prevents the effects of joint microtrauma. Due to warming of the massaged area, the positive effect of massage on the ligaments and joints is the increasing blood and lymph circulation.
Effects on the cardiovascular system
Under the influence of massage the number of functioning capillaries increases, that determines the increasing arterial blood flow, that helps to activate blood circulation in general, the redistribution of blood from the body to the muscles and skin. The massage is the elimination of stagnation (and not only on the massaged area, but also to the nearby tissues and organs), and absorption of enemata.
Effects on the nervous system
Using massage techniques, especially vibration can activate nerves that regulate the activity of the endocrine glands. Thus, the vibration in the stomach increase the secretion of gastric juice in the liver - a branch of the bile, and so recognized the value of massage to relieve fatigue and improve physical and mental performance. It is known that massage helps on tired muscles, fatigue, and gives a feeling of vitality and lightness.
Effects on internal organs and metabolism
Effect of massage on the respiratory system is manifested in the fact that due to reflex relations breathing becomes deeper, calmer and less. Chest compressions, especially intercostals spaces, improve the function of the respiratory muscles, which, in turn, contributes to a better saturation of oxygen, the removal of metabolic products, decrease fatigue.
Full body massage has a regulating effect on all vegetative functions: respiration, circulation, digestion, etc. Thus, the massage reduced blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
Relation to abdominal massage reflex increases peristalsis of smooth muscle fibers, thus improving the work of the stomach and intestine, increases bile flow, regulates the activity of the endocrine glands. Under the effect of the massage urination increases and excretion of nitrogen can last for days after the massage.
Abdominal massage techniques like Qigong therapy, achieve good results in weight loss, and in the treatment of diseases such as gastritis, colitis, a metabolic disorder. Abdominal massage tightens flabby abdomen, helps to get rid of body fat in the abdominal area, and stimulates the body's energy.
Thus, massage has a local and general effect on the body. The mechanism of action is complex: neural, humoral, endocrine processes regulated by the central nervous system, especially stimulation of receptors massaged area.