Athletes have long known about the benefits of massage therapy. In 2012, scientists found proof that massage does reduce inflammation in muscles.
Researchers from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University studied the muscles of young men who had ridden stationary bicycles to the point of exhaustion.
The scientists studied their legs before and after they exercised and then after their legs had been massaged.The researchers found that those who had been massaged had fewer of the cytokines associated with inflamed muscles but more mitochondria that produce energy.
Massage can also be used to relieve tension, reduce stiffness and pain, ease the symptoms of some types of arthritis, and improve range of motion in some joints. Full-body massage that uses moderate pressure is generally the most helpful.
How Massage Therapy Can Help
Massage is a gentle treatment that promotes relaxation and eases muscle tension. The practitioner can use a number of techniques to reach deeper layers of muscle tissue.
It can be used to help with injuries and relieve inflammation and pain. It may be able to be combined with other types of therapy techniques to increase its effectiveness.
Massage may be able to help with painful fibrous nodules in the muscles and connective tissues. As these nodules can transmit pain to other parts of the body, a massage can get rid of them. Manipulating and stretching the area can help to soften tight tissue.
Because of the stress athletes put on their bodies, whether they’re running down a field, leaping in the air, or swinging a bat, they can also benefit from a massage. They can get one before and during competitions to warm and loosen muscles.
After a sporting event, they can get a massage to speed recovery from injuries.Muscle inflammation may help contribute to other issues such as stress, anxiety, or sleeping difficulties. A massage can help relieve some of these problems, making it possible to get a good night’s sleep.
They can get one before and during competitions to warm and loosen muscles. After a sporting event, they can get a massage to speed recovery from injuries.
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Massage can ease tension or cramping, improve mood and reduce pain and inflammation. You don’t have to endure these things anymore. Contact Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab today to make an appointment and see how massage therapy can help you with muscle inflammation.
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