MBLEX: Beneficial Effects of Massage on the Body

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MBLEX: Beneficial Effects of Massage on the Body
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2014-03-13 20:22:16
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Massage Core & Variations Manual: pg. 103
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  1. What are the two effects on the circulatory and lymphatic system that massage creates?
    Mechanical and Reflexive
  2. DEFINE: mechanical effect
    the physical effect massage has on the body
  3. DEFINE: reflexive effect
    the secondary effect massage has on the body
  4. Assists the heart by "pushing" blood back to the heart
    mechanical
  5. Assists the lymphatic system by pushing lymph back to the heart
    mechanical
  6. Creates a rise and fall in pressure, toning vessels
    mechanical
  7. Supports delivery and pick up of substances on its way from and to the heart by temporarily increasing blood flow to an area
    mechanical
  8. Affects the nervous system because vaso-motor nerves respond to massage by relaxing or constricting vessels to direct the blood flow
    reflexive
  9. Indirectly affects organs via the nervous system
    reflexive
  10. Creates a temporary increase in blood in an area.  This provides the opportunity for greater exchange of nutrients and waste products, which greatly supports tissue health and healing
    reflexive
  11. Some overall effects of massage include:
    • increases in system functioning
    • increases range of motion
    • prevents disease and injury
    • decreases feelings of anxiety and stress and their effects on the body
    • increases feelings of well being
    • increases body awareness

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