Massage Benefits: The Nervous System

by Samantha Collins on 24th July 2018

The nervous system is the control and communication centre of the body. The brain is the main unit and is connected to the rest of the body by nerve cells. These nerve cells carry information to and instructions from the brain. They report back on pain, sensation and danger to enable the body to respond.

Massage consists of several different techniques, some of which are invigorating whilst others are more relaxing. An invigorating massage used to loosen up an athlete before an event is likely to be more stimulating than a massage used to relax someone that is highly stressed. A massage focused on stimulation will invigorate and wake up the nerves, leaving the body feeling energised. A more relaxing massage will calm the nerves, helping to release tension and stress and promote relaxation.