How Massage Heals Sore Muscles – NYTimes.com

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What’s more mellowing than a massage? Researchers have placed this luxurious treat into the category of ‘good for you,’ right where it belongs!

Scientists have found that massage reduces the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a role in muscle inflammation and soreness. Soothing hands also stimulate mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside cells that convert glucose into the energy essential for cell function and repair.

Read the New York 

Times‘ article “How Massage Heals Sore Muscles,” and schedule your next massage STAT!