The endocrine system is made up of many different glands. On a chemical level, these glands make hormones which influence and regulate our bodies. This is a very large and important task. It assists in our growth, development, metabolism, reproduction and our responses to stress. The endocrine system and the nervous system work together to control and co-ordinate our bodily functions and maintain the internal balanced state, also known as homeostasis. The glands in the endocrine system are known as ductless because the hormones released by these glands are not topical but go directly into our blood stream and are carried to their intended target. What an absolutely amazing body we have! The detail is so intricate and perfect. Our body works very hard to balance and maintain us as we physically change or as our environment changes.
Massage therapy naturally increases blood and lymphatic flow in the body. Since hormones are released into the blood stream, massage will naturally assist in transporting hormones to their intended target and will indirectly aid our immune system. Massage is a smart way to assist our body. Sometimes it is difficult to see a physical change after massage, but be assured that there is a chemical change happening inside you.