Massage is known to increase the flow of blood and the flow of lymph. The direct mechanical effect of rhythmically applied manual pressure and movement used in massage may dramatically increase the rate of blood flow. Additionally, the stimulation of neural receptors causes the blood vessels to dilate, which also facilitates blood circulation. A milky white fluid known as lymph carries impurities and waste away from the tissues and passes through gland-like structures dispersed through the lymphatic system that act as filtering valves. The lymph does not circulate as blood does, therefore its motion depends largely on the squeezing effect of muscular contractions.
Consequently, inactive men and women don’t stimulate lymph circulation. On the other hand, the stimulation brought on by vigorous activity could be outstripped by the increased waste generated by that action. Massage can dramatically aid the movement of lymph in either case. For the whole body to be healthy, the amount of its parts – the cells – needs to be healthy. The individual cells of the body are determined by an abundant supply of lymph and blood since these fluids supply oxygen and nutrients and carry away wastes and toxins. Thus, it is simple to understand why great circulation is so important for the entire body, as a result of its effect on the flow alone.