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Science Behind How Massage Reduces Inflammation & Speeds Recovery

Posted by Katrina Koller on February 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Finally, long overdue research is published explaining precising how massage affects your muscles (and other soft tissues) at the cellular level. In a nutshell, the article explains biomechancially how massage reduces inflammation (in the biopsied test subjects).  It goes on to make the point that massage reduces pain AND enhances recovery while popular anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) like Advil and Ibuprophen are effective in reducing pain and inflammation but do nothing to enhance or speed recovery of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia).  So what's the better long term investment for your injured or stressed tissue?  Massage - hands down.  Curious?  Read the full article by clicking on the link below

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/how-massage-heals-sore-muscles/?src=me&ref=general

Categories: Massage, Pain Management, Injury Treatment/Prevention

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