Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Hello again. I'm Rik Francis specialising in man to man massage in Auckland. 021 109 1058 and 550 4287 are my numbers if you want to speak to me. I'd like to present you with this interesting information I came across recently.
A recent report published in Science Translational Medicine says that massage holds exciting potential as a non-drug therapy to reduce inflammation. It offers relief for such conditions as arthritis according to Justin Crane, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where the study was undertaken.
Massage has long been recognised as a therapy to reduce muscle tension and pain associated with it. However, the researchers have discovered that it also triggers biochemical sensors that that can send inflammation-reducing signals to muscle cells. As well as this, the massage can cause signals to be sent to the muscles that build more mitochondria, the cell power centres which play an important role in healing. "We have shown the muscle senses that it is being stretched and this appears to reduce the cells' inflammatory response," Crane said.
The researchers used eleven people for their study. They were asked to exercise on bicycles to the point of exhaustion. Following this, massage therapists massaged one leg on each subject and then muscle biopsies were done. Researchers found reduced inflammation in the massaged leg.
If you have pain that is caused by inflammation, you might consider trying massage to see if it helps relieve the pain. Apart from this, massage is a great way to release stress and produce a feeling of overall well being.