Positive Effects of Massage on Connective Tissues and Bones
Massage therapy has a positive effect on the body’s connective tissues and bones. It reduces keloid (raised scar tissue) formation when applied to the site directly above a soft tissue injury. Deep tissue massage reduces excessive formation of scar tissue as it encourages the muscle fibres to grow back more aligned to their originally formation. It also helps increase mineral retention in bone and promotes fracture healing. When a bone is fractured, the body naturally forms a network of new blood vessels around the site. Massage increases circulation around the fracture and promotes faster healing.