Massage & Respiratory Function
Massage therapy techniques such as tapotement, joint play, and postural drainage have been shown to:
- Improve respiratory function and chest expansion
- Clear mucus in respiratory pathologies
- Reduce stress levels of those with asthma, potentially reducing the frequency of attacks
Massage can improve respiratory function by loosening mucus and improving clearance of phlegm, increasing chest expansion and vital capacity and decreasing stress levels.