Massage can reduce muscle soreness and, if used appropriately, it can even help muscle injuries heal. But you have to know when and how to enlist the help of a massage therapist.
– FOR DELAYED MUSCLE SORENESS. If you’ve had an exceptionally heavy workout or participated in a strenuous sporting event, getting a professional massage can help lessen the muscle soreness that often appears hours or days after you’ve exerted yourself. Professional athletes routinely get massages for this purpose.
– FOR INJURIES. Massage increases blood flow; in injured muscles, more blood flow promotes healing. However, if you wish to try massage for an injury, be sure to get clearance from your physician or physical therapist first. (Get a recommendation for a massage therapist as well.) A massage that is inappropriate or improperly administered could cause further and long-lasting damage to the injured area.
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