Ø Massage can have a sedative, stimulating or even exhausting effect on the nervous system depending
on the type and length of treatment given.
Ø Massage stimulates the touch, pressure and proprioceptive receptors of the skin and underlying
Ø Massage helps to balance the autonomic nervous system.
Ø Massage relaxes the muscles and helps to re-establish proper tonus through its effect on the
neuromuscular reflex pathways.
Ø Massage is known to affect the neurotransmitters of the brain and increase endorphin secretion
in particular (natural painkillers).
Ø Massage can help reduce nerve entrapment through the release of soft tissue or muscular binding.
Ø Massage can reduce nerve root compression caused by muscular tension.