The Miracle of Massage: Unmasked

An article posted in sciencemag.org in early February has many researchers, athletes and massage therapists with the knowledge of how they feel or make individuals feel after a massage could actually be due to a change of tissue at the structural cellular level. This research that was performed at McMasterson University Located in Hamilton, Canada showed from a series of muscle tissue samples that athletes who received a massage after a bout of exercise showed less inflamatory cells in the musculature and a greater amount of PGC-1alpha which is known to help muscle cells build mitochondria, the power plant of the cell. Interested in reading more about how massage was shown to decrease inflammation and increase recovery?  Go here for the article or the research.

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