Pain is something that can cause someone to lose control of their life. Using massage therapy for pain relief allows the body a natural way of decreasing the pain as well as promoting healing. A study that was published on February 1st, in Science Translation Medicine shows that massages can actually make a healing change at the cellular level. This study was a breakthrough as most people can feel the difference from getting a massage but the scientific explanation was not fully supported. The study showed that on the cellular level massage reduces the inflammation and promotes the growth of new mitochondria in skeletal muscle. The study took biopsies of 11 young males before and after they exercised to exhaustion on a stationary bike. After the workout, one of their legs was chosen to be massaged for 10 minute increment. Biopsies were taken after the 10 minutes of massage as well as after 2.5 hours of recover. A quote from Simon Melov PhD, stated ”Our research showed that massage dampened the expression of inflammatory cytokines in the muscle cells and promoted biogenesis of mitochondria, which are the energy-producing units in the cells.” Massage therapy is the 5th most commonly used alternative medicine treatment with roughly 18 million individuals getting annual treatments.
What does this all mean. Massage is more then just a relaxing experiencing. Using massage therapy for pain relief is helping the body to heal and rebuild at the cellular level. This applies to anyone that might have back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, leg pain, or just want to promote a healthy lifestyle. Schedule a massage in hinsdale at Adisi Massage. We promise that you will have a great experience and leave feeling the difference. Call us at 630.887.1900 to schedule an appointment and get you on the way to living healthier.