Massage For Runners Not That True


Bodybuilders, sprinters, and marathoners are such living proof. A study from University of California Irvine that was published in the August 2007 issue of Journal of Applied Physiology showed that a total of 526 genes were differentially expressed during and after 30 minutes of heavy exercise on a stationary bike. The sample size was also small (12 healthy men), but compared to the McMaster University study, the number of differences were night and day. The take-home message from that is simple: Exercise changes cellular behavior, massage does not. That is not really any kind of a surprise, stated Ingraham. But is it true that massage therapy can reduce inflammation and muscle soreness for runners?
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