Why put massage into your workout routine?

Science Says You Really Need a Post-Workout Massage.

Massage has long been used to recover from intense exercise. A recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examined whether or not massage can increase post-workout strength and improve body awareness.

What the research says:

  • Just fifteen minutes of massage after a brutal workout improved proprioception and strength in the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle.
  • Researchers speculated improved muscle fiber regeneration was responsible for the effects on body awareness and strength.

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