Recent research proved that the facial massage with the help of a roller might improve the skin blood flow for about 10 Minutes after the completion of the massage therapy. It is also found to be improving vasodilation, the broadening of blood vessels, for a long period of time.
Recently, Naoyuki Hayashi from the Institute for Liberal Arts, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and his associates at Tokyo Healthcare University and the Research and Development Center, MTG Co. Ltd., came together to conduct the short- and long-term experiments. These experiments involved healthy men and women volunteers to study the effects of a massage roller on the blood flow and facial skin.
In the short-period trial, even a 5-minute massage found to notably improve the blood flow of facial skin in the massaged cheek, with a comparative transformation of about 25%. The visualization of the transformation in the blood flow was achieved with the help of a non-invasive technique named laser speckle flowgraphy.
On a similar note, a novel study states that mice with an autism-related deletion in chromosome 16 demonstrate irregularities in their blood circulation and vessels. The mutation creates autism-identical behavior in mice even when limited to endothelial cells, which are known for lining the blood vessels. Scientists presented these unpublished results of their study at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting held in San Diego, California. The latest research highlights a part for the vascular system in autism.
Julie Ouellette, graduate student, Baptiste Lacoste lab, University of Ottawa, stated that the development and growth of vessels are found in parallel with the neurons. So, there might be a possibility of a close link between them. Earlier researches in the postmortem brains indicate that some individuals with autism demonstrate extreme blood vessel development. And brain imaging techniques using blood flow as a substitute for neural activity disclose differences in the blood flow between autistic individuals and controls.