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February 9, 2012

Research Support Healing Benefits of Massage.

Finally, there is evidence that the massage industry can sink its teeth into regarding the efficacy of massage reported in the Feb 1, 2012 journal Science Translational Medicine. Antecdotally, massage has been said to help reduce muscle soreness, improve blood flow, and speed recovery of muscles following exercise. And now there is finally proof about what everybody has been saying all along.

The key is cytokines, a cellular substance present in the inflammatory process. Massage therapy has been found to inhibit cytokine production and increase the production of mitochondria in muscle cells. This is a huge finding involving the link between massage and pain reduction.

Posted by linda at February 9, 2012 5:59 AM

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