1) Great Article from www.sciencemag.org!
“Massage therapy is commonly used during physical rehabilitation of skeletal muscle to ameliorate pain and promote recovery from injury. Although there is evidence that massage may relieve pain in injured muscle, how massage affects cellular function remains unknown. ….when administered to skeletal muscle that has been acutely damaged through exercise, massage therapy appears to be clinically beneficial by reducing inflammation and promoting mitochondrial biogenesis.”
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2) Interesting Article from www.foxcharlotte.com
“Research shows in addition to patient satisfaction, alternative therapies decrease length of stay and more. “There’s reduced requests for pain medications, there’s reduction of anxiety so they’re a lot calmer for their therapies and their treatments,” says Waxman.”