How massage affects the respiratory system?
Massage promotes the functioning of the cardiovascular system and improves blood flow throughout the body, including to and from the lungs. It boosts the respiratory system by stabilizing the breathing pattern and deepening the intake of air. Massage is beneficial for the lungs by promoting relaxation and enhancing breathing. Some of the benefits of massage for the respiratory system include:
- It releases breathing tension by relieving pressure in the structures of the respiratory system
- It relieves congestion in the lungs
- Improves blood flow to the lungs through strengthening the cardiovascular system and fosters the absorption of oxygen
- Helps to relieve asthma symptoms and encourage deep breathing