Massage is a popular way to ease pain and stress but finally, new research proves that getting a massage is therapeutic.
One of the benefits of massage is to improve recovery. Muscle can be damaged for many reasons, most commonly caused by injury, surgery, or overuse. Your body's natural healing process is activated every time your muscles are damaged, aiming to repair damaged tissues and fibers. Often healing can be slowed down due to swelling, poor circulation, muscle fatigue, and build-up tension. And when the recovery is decreased, the pain will increase and worsen the effects of an injury. Massage can improve recovery by decreasing pain, reducing tension, and improving circulation.
Massage is not just to make you feel good, it is shown that it also improves blood flow, decreases inflammation, increases oxygen in your muscles, decreases lactic acid build-up, and helps muscles to recover after an intense workout, which is widely considered the first sign of muscle soreness.
The following are how massage helps muscle recovery:
Massage Promotes Muscle Fitness
Hours of training, depending on the intensity will substantially increase the volume of mitochondria in muscle. With extra energy given, your muscles will extract more oxygen. Massage is beneficial to muscle recovery and growth.
Massage Works as Medicine
Massage after training or exercise is essentials to athletes and wellness professionals. Massage relieves inflammation, improves blood flow, and lessens muscle tightness after a workout. Massage therapy is a serious form of medicine.