Massage therapy is a great way to relax muscle tissue, reduce painful contractions and spasms, and even reduce nerve compression. Recent research has shown that massage therapy can help the body heal at a cellular level. After a session, the body begins to respond to massage therapy. Blood and muscle tests on people before and after intense training showed an increase in a gene responsible for the development of mitochondria when massage therapy was received after exercise.
Mitochondria are known for cell growth and energy production, and massage therapy has also been shown to “turn off” genes associated with inflammation. Contrary to popular belief, massage therapy does not expel lactic acid from muscles.
Massage therapistshave found success in treating low back pain, as two years of training is more than enough to get good results. Massage increases blood flow to the target muscles, accelerating the delivery of nutrients they need to function properly and eliminating metabolic waste that can cause pain and delay recovery.
Swedish methods are widely mixed in a variety of styles, such as relaxation massage versus sports massage, and even culturally distinctive massage styles, such as Thai massage or Hawaiian lomi lomi, are very similar to Swedish ones in principle. Myofascial release is a type of massage where the massage therapist will knead and stretch your muscles and fascia to reduce tension and tension. Regardless of the type of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after the massage. The subtle benefits of massage extend much further into emotional and psychological benefits that are virtually impossible to define or measure.
Massage is a necessity for athletic performance.