Massage helps to improve posture and movement in daily life since it helps to relax muscles around the neck, back, and along the spine. Maintaining good posture promotes the flow of life energy in the spine and helps direct it to various parts of the body and organs. Massage improves the movement of bones, joints, ligaments, and connective tissues. Stimulation through stretching improves proper skeletal alignment and flexibility.
Some of the beneficial outcomes of a massage include reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and rate of respiration. Massage helps increase circulation, lessening the workload on the heart. Massage and stretching promote circulation and improve the immune system as they assist the flow of metabolic waste into the venous and lymphatic circulation. Massage also helps relieve edema and swelling of the extremities that are caused by fluid retention. The improved function of circulation helps to clear metabolic waste. Massage relaxes the muscles of respiration allowing deeper and slower respiration.