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Within the past decade, an overwhelming accumulation of scientific evidence has supported the claim that massage therapy is beneficial.

  • MASSAGE dilates or opens up blood vessels, improving the circulation and relieving congestion.
  • MASSAGE acts as a cleanser for the elimination of wastes and toxic debris as in constipation.
  • MASSAGE relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension.
  • MASSAGE increases the blood supply and nutrition to muscles produced through voluntary muscle contraction. Massage thus helps to overcome harmful "fatigue" products resulting from strenuous exercise or injury.
  • MASSAGE improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy.
  • MASSAGE combined with a nutritious calorie- deficient diet can be an aid to reducing body fat in that it may burst fat capsules in the subcutaneous tissue so that the fat exudes and becomes absorbed.
  • MASSAGE increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and nitrogen, inorganic phosphorous and salt in normal individuals.
  • MASSAGE improves the general circulation and nutrition of tissues. It is accompanied or followed by an increased interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells, heightening tissue metabolism.
  • MASSAGE encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorous and sulphur necessary for tissue repair in persons convalescing from the bone fractures.
  • MASSAGE alleviates pain resulting from swelling and inflammation of joints as in arthritis.
  • MASSAGE helps eliminate edema of the extremities.
  • MASSAGE disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain facilitates movement.

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