How Massage Benefits the Circulatory System


The circulatory system circulates blood throughout the heart , arteries and veins delivering oxygen and nutrients to organs and cells. This body system also carries away waste.

Massage affects the venus, aterial and lymphatic systems, all of which are affected by the pumping actions as muscles contract and relax.

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Here are some of the benefits of massage on the circulatory system:

  • General relation increases blood flow to the peripheral tissues to help reduce blood pressure.

  • Reduces edema (water retention) and bruising.

  • Helps aid in the delivery of nutrients to organs and tissues by recruiting capillary involvement.

  • Increases venous and lymphatic flow, clearing metabolic waste and by- products from inflammation and tissue damage.

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