When the respiratory system is under pressure the rib cage becomes tight, the lung capacity is shallow and the nervous system and muscular system struggle to relax. With this massage the muscles are worked on to release the tension in the body which helps to relieve the congestion in the lungs. Massage stimulates the blood flow of the heart, it lengthens the muscles improving breathing and lung function.

Benefits: Encourages deeper breathing, Calms the nervous system down, Loosening the intercostal muscles allowing the rib cage to expand, Lowers blood pressure and moves congestion, Generates heat to raise the respiratory rate and body temperature, Stimulates proprioceptors in the joints and increases respiration.