Effects of Massage on Metabolism:
All of us know that massage increases the temperature of the treated area, increasing blood flow and more oxygen, positively influencing metabolic activity. Beneficial changes also occur in the balance of hormones and neurotransmitters.
Decreases blood levels of cortisol (stress hormone) and excess catecholamines (related to high blood pressure and stress).
Decreases blood levels of creatine kinase residues after exercise. Increases serotonin (neurotransmitter). Increases melatonin (the hormone of youth).
Massage increases the production of endorphins (the so-called “internal morphine” because of its similar chemical structure and, therefore, the same effects of analgesia and well-being), when the patient has pains, as if the body knew when they needed them Endorphins.