The Benefits of Massage

Our skin is a very active organ biologically. It is alive, it breaths, it gets rid of the toxins,it self repairs.
It is the richest source of both hormones (that we can find in the brain, in the hypothalamus,

anywhere in the body) and immune cells.

When we stimulate the skin, we can cause a shower of chemicals into our blood stream that

have health-promoting effects on the physiology. In addition to feeling good, regular massage

and loving touch detoxifies the body’s tissues, increases circulation, calms the mind, and

nhances immune function.

One of the most important of these chemicals are growth factors or growth hormones.

The purpose of the Ayurvedic massage is to assist in preventing the accumulation of physiological

imbalances and to lubricate and promote flexibility in the muscles, tissues and joints. It also promotes softness and lustre of the skin as well as youthfulness.

Anyone with chronic illness, cancer, heart, arthritis, has great benefit from a massage because of

the endogenous pharmacy stimulation.

Recommended for heart attacks due to the release of growth hormones in the blood stream,

which will open up coronary vessels and collateral blood vessels, increasing the blood supply to the heart.

Some of the herbs used, in the massage oil, have powerful antioxidant properties. They get absorbed into the system, create free radical scavengers and they get rid of the toxins. That is why it has rejuvenating effects.

Since the skin is the richest source of both hormones and immune cells, makes touch to be the

most influential of all the senses


  • Improves the general circulation
  • Removes fatty acids and other toxic waste from the tissues and the skin
  • Eases muscular tension and promote flexibility of tissues and joints
  • Opens arteries by removing accumulated cholesterol and plague
    Promotes softness and lustre of the skin as well as youthfulness
  • Increases immune cell activity
  • Stress hormones come down
  • Blood pressure decreases
  • Performance increases
  • Improves digestion
  • Has a grounding effect

Elena Georgiadou

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