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heronsBeneficial Effects of Massage grass
*An excerpt from "Survival into the 21st Century" by Viktoras Kulvinskas

  • Massage dilates the blood vessels, improves circulation and relieves congestion throughout the body.

  • Massage increases the number of red blood cells especially in cases of anemia.

  • Massage acts as a cleanser, stimulating lymph circulation and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.

  • Massage increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscle contraction.

  • Massage helps to prevent build up of harmful "fatigue" products resulting from strenuous exercise or injury.

  • Massage improves muscle tone and helps prevent delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.

  • Massage can compensate, in part, for lack of exercise and muscular contraction persons who because of injury, illness or age are forced to remain inactive. In these cases, massage helps return venous blood to the heart and so eases the strain on this vital organ.

  • Massage may have a sedative, stimulating or even exhausting effect on the nervous system depending on the type and length of the massage treatment given.

  • Massage, by improving the general circulation, increases nutrition of the tissues. It is accompanied or followed by an increased interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells heightening tissue metabolism.

  • Massage increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and waste products of protein metabolism, inorganic phosphorus and salt in normal individuals.

  • Massage encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur necessary for tissue repair in persons convalescing from bone fractures.

  • Massage stretches connective tissue, improves its circulation and nutrition and so breaks down or prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.

  • Massage improves the circulation and nutrition of joints and hastens the elimination of harmful deposits. It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in joints and so alleviates the pain.
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