Effects of massage on bone tissue and joints

® Bones are covered by a layer of connective tissue known as the 'periosteum'. Blood vessels from the periosteum penetrate the bone. Deep massage movements will stimulate blood flow to the periosteum and hence indirectly increase blood supply to the bone.

® Massage around joints will increase the circulation and nourish the structures surrounding the joint.

® Massage is effective in loosening adhesions in structures around joints. For example, frictions across a ligament help to loosen it from underlying structures.

® Massage and passive movements will help to maintain full range of movement.

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