Muscle massage may speed healing
Molecular benefits to rubbing overworked areas include reduced inflammation
By Nathan Seppa, 15:42 PM February 1, 2012
Offering a modern take on an age-old remedy, scientists report that the satisfaction one gets from rubbing sore muscles seems to have tangible roots. Massages might lessen pain-inducing inflammation in muscles and boost healing in the process.
Researchers from Ontario and California have found clear molecular signs that overworked muscle cells respond to being manipulated by massage. They also found measurable decreases in inflammatory compounds in massaged muscle tissue and indications tha...
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