the effects of massage
Understanding basic anatomy and physiology helps explain the effects and benefits of massage. All body systems are interconnected and therefore have an impact on each other. For example, skeletal muscles are attached to the skeletal system (via tendons which attach to bone), they are controlled by the central nervous system and get their energy for movement via blood from the circulatory system.
Therefore, the indirect or ripple effect of massage is that it stimulates and affects the circulatory, endocrine, nervous, digestive and respiratory systems which in turn facilitates the following health benefits: