Mechanism of action

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Expected mechanism of massage

Mechanical changes on tissues

  • ↓ Tissue adhesion
  • ↑ Muscle compliance
  • ↑ Range of joint motion
  • ↓ Passive stiffness
  • ↓ Active stiffness
Changes in tissue or organ

  • ↑ Muscle blood flow
  • ↑ Skin blood circulation
  • ↑ Parasympathetic
    activity
  • ↑ Relaxation hormones
  • ↓ Stress hormones
Reflex stimulation

  • ↓ Neuromuscular
    excitability
  • ↓ Pain
  • ↓ Muscle tension or
    spasm
Increased relationship between body and mind

  • ↑ Relaxation
  • ↓ Anxiety
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