Benefits of Massage Finally Understood

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    Feb 07, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    It has never been understood scientifically how massage helps an athlete, in spite of much research. An experiment has been completed that explains its benefits.
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/how-massage-heals-sore-muscles/?src=recg
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    "They found that massage reduced the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a critical role in inflammation. Massage also stimulated mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside cells that convert glucose into the energy essential for cell function and repair. “The bottom line is that there appears to be a suppression of pathways in inflammation and an increase in mitochondrial biogenesis,” helping the muscle adapt to the demands of increased exercise, said the senior author, Dr. Mark A. Tarnopolsky.

    Dr. Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics and medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said that massage works quite differently from Nsaids and other anti-inflammatory drugs, which reduce inflammation and pain but may actually retard healing. Many people, for instance, pop an aspirin or Aleve at the first sign of muscle soreness. “There’s some theoretical concern that there is a maladaptive response in the long run if you’re constantly suppressing inflammation with drugs,” he said. “With massage, you can have your cake and eat it too—massage can suppress inflammation and actually enhance cell recovery.”"
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    Feb 07, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    I hire a hot man to come to my house and rub me.

    Then we fuck.

    The benefit of massage is sex.

    How difficult is this to understand and what unneeded amount of tax dollars went to fund such an obviously groundbreaking study?
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    Feb 07, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    This makes me want to get more massages. I'm prone to inflammation in general and I work out a lot. Really good article.
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    I go to a physical therapist once a week and he gives me a massage followed by strengthening exercises. The massage helps a lot.
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    Feb 08, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    I live for massages!
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    Feb 08, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    I had one last week. She said my left hip is higher than the right which is causing tension in my left thigh causing my foot to turn outward and it's affecting my knee. And she said I have bloched trigger points on my right shoulder.