by Samantha Collins on 24th May 2018
The skin is the largest organ; covering, protecting and shaping the body.
Massage can help to reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues as well as increasing its circulation and improving its nutrition. Massage can help to re-moisturise, and soften dry skin.
Massage also increases production of sweat from the sweat glands in the skin. This helps to excrete waste produce through the skin. It can also improve the skins colour due to vaso-dilation (the dilation of blood vessels) of the surface capillaries.
Elasticity of the skin can also be improved and an increase in sebum production can help improve the skin’s suppleness and resistance to infection.