Massage has many positive effects on our body. Most of them you can notice during or straight after the treatment. But massage could have long term effect which last up to 48 hours.
Massage increases the blood supply and nutrition to the muscles and reduces toxins and lactic acid from the muscles produced through the muscle contraction. Massage improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity. Massage relaxes muscle spasms and relieves muscle tension.
Massage may have a sedative, stimulating, or even exhausting effect on the nervous system, depending on the type and length of massage treatment given and also on the type of massage oil. Most people look for massage therapy for its calming down effect, relaxation, indulgence and as treat for their body and soul.