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18 Physiological and 10 Psychological Effects and Benefits of Full Body Massage or Swedish Massage

EVO Academy offers a wide range of online beauty courses and online health and wellness courses. One of which is the full body or swedish massage.




What are the benefits of a full body or swedish massage?


Apart from the pampering aspect of the treatment, massage has many physiological and emotional benefits. The power of touch is huge and should not be underestimated as a luxury. Here are the physiological and psychological effects of full body massage or swedish massage:


Physiological Effects & Benefits:

1. Can release joint restrictions and increase joint mobility

2. Relieves tight muscles, stiffness and spasms

3. Increases flexibility and range of movement in the muscles

4. Improves circulation delivering more nutrients to the muscles

5.Improves circulation releasing toxins and waste from the muscles

6. Reduces muscular fatigue and soreness in the muscles

7. Reduces ischaemia (poor blood-flow) easing localised pain & tissue dysfunction

8. Reduces oedema (excess fluid in the tissue) by increasing lymphatic drainage

9. Strengthens the immune system

10. Combination of techniques used can stimulate and soothe the nervous system

11. Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system leading to stress reduction

12. Releases endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers and mood enhancers)

13. Improved circulation resulting in quicker regeneration and healthier skin

14. Increased production of sweat leading to better removal of toxins via the skin

15. Improved skin colour and elasticity leading to younger-looking skin

16. Increased sebum production improves skin’s suppleness & resistance to infection

17. Deepens respiration and increases lung capacity by relaxing respiratory muscle

18. Improves digestion and helps to relieve constipation, IBS, colic and wind


Psychological Effects & Benefits:



1. Reduces levels of stress and anxiety

2. Promotes deep levels of relaxation

3. Improves feelings of vigour and energy

4. Stimulates physical activity

5. Increases awareness of posture6lHelps to alleviate depression

7. Rejuvenates the body and mind

8. Can enhance feelings of self-esteem

9. Eases emotional trauma10lPromotes feelings of happiness


How Often Should We Have a Full Body Massage?This will depend on the client and the reason for treating. Some people like to receive a massage on a weekly basis but, at the least, it is advisable to have a full body massage once a month as a preventative measure.



Learn more about about this online course in https://www.evo-academy.co.uk/product-page/swedish-massage-diploma-online-course at www.evo-academy.co.uk


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