How massage heals muscles

How massage heals muscles

Getting a massage after a vigorous exercise is always a great idea as well as a great treat to your muscles. A massage primarily helps in muscles recovery, eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. Those are just but a few benefits of getting a massage after a workout.

Doing exercises is good for your health in general but at some point you may find yourself overdoing it, which may lead to tiny tears in muscle fibers, leading to an immune reaction and inflammation as the body tries to repair the injured cells. This is where a massage comes in, it helps in suppressing cytokines molecules which decrease inflammation. When inflammation is decreased the pain should also decrease making it less sensitive to touch and increase the healing.

Everybody might react differently after a post-workout massage. Some people may experience nearly instant relief post-massage, others might feel tender in trigger-point areas that were worked on repeatedly. Whatever you’re feeling as long as its not worsening or acute pain, you’re all good.

You should also drink lots of water and do some light stretching during this time to encourage full recovery.

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