Massage is often intended to cure the pain after doing exhausting activities. However, recent findings indicate that massage is more useful than just giving a sense of comfort in the body. A study in Canada shows that a person who works physically hard for 70 minutes and then after a massage experiences an increase in energy production from their muscle cells and decreases inflammation in the cell. As for the athletes, their performance can be improved after they received treatments from a gold coast massage therapist malama.
According to a research scientist, Dr. Mark Tarnopolosky, the Head of the Division of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Disease at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, stated that for years people receive massage “without getting a scientific foundation.”
The results of this study were published in early February in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In that study, 11 young men doing strenuous exercise which took 70 minutes. After resting for a while, they had their feet massaged while some others did not. The researchers analyzed tissue samples taken from the men’s leg muscles immediately after a massage and resumed tissue retrieval after 2.5 hours after resting.
It was found that there were two significant changes in the muscles being massaged: they have decreased inflammation and increased production of mitochondria which are a source of energy for body cells.
Mitochondria are home to energy for body cells. Increasing the number of mitochondria in the heart is a benefit of strenuous exercise. At the same time, the researchers found no benefit from being massaged frequently. In addition, massage is also not useful to reduce lactic acid that builds up in muscles during exercise.
Common complaints after sports massage are pain and sensitivity to pain increases in the procedure area. This condition can be relieved immediately by taking a bath with warm water and taking some medicines to relieve the patient’s pain. There are also rare conditions where blood clots enter the bloodstream, especially if the massage involves deep tissue. This condition can lead to stroke, embolism, and heart attack. However, this risk is small if you are being treated by a certified masseur.
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