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Massage – A Therapeutic Boon for all mankind

Massage – A Therapeutic Boon for all mankind

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One of the most influential therapy in today’s world is “Massage therapy” which is done manually to control soft body tissues like ligaments, tendons, muscle and connective tissue that results in enhancing a person’s physical fitness, strength and well-being. If we look at the types of massage therapy methods then they are in masses (commonly termed as modalities). There are various reasons for getting massage done to our body:-

  • Recover pains and injuries,
  • Comfort muscles,
  • Lower depression, stress level to minimum,
  • Stimulate complete health and wellness.

There are proven observations by clinical studies that routine massage therapy results in amplifying our cytotoxic capacity (the movement level of the body’s naturally called “killer cells”) that is there in our immune system. It also reduces the count of T-cells, which boosts the overall functioning of immune system. In one of the study carried by Gail Iron son,, M.D., a 45 minute long massage was given up to five consecutive days a week, consistently for a month period to HIV positive men. This study gave rise serotonin and growth in cells that were viewed as the first line of defense in their immune system.

“Massage is one such therapy that helps in repairing the soft tissue by transporting blood and necessary nutrients to such badly affected area. It not only repairs soft tissues but encourage in breaking up scar tissue that results in muscles supple to lower down the growing of scar tissue further in the place.”

In case of athletes of all disciplines, massage is a boon in getting flexibility and elasticity in the muscles. Professional therapists are trained at such level that they can stretch the muscles in affected areas, elevating boosted flexibility at the time when body is warm and more elastic. Massage therapy includes acting and performing on the body with pressure that might be – stationary, unstructured, structured or moving – tension, motion or vibration, done manually or with the help of aids.

Massage can be done with the help of

  • Feet,
  • Knees,
  • Forearm,
  • Hands,
  • Elbows,
  • Fingers or a
  • Massage device.

In professional way a person taking massage therapy is treated by lying him/her on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, lying on a mat on the floor and one such similar massage type is aquatic massage that is done in a warm-water pool.

This therapy is known to be oldest form healing artic is believed that the ancient Indians, Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese were some of them who practiced it and are following today. This therapy was vastly accepted in the United States in the mid-1800, just to diminish in the following century and not revive until the 1960’s and 1970’s.Today, around 100,000 massage therapists in number are found in the United States. They practice massage therapy in health clubs, hospitals, private studios, etc. People prefer to go them for many different reasons for the beneficial of good health. To our wonder it is found that most therapists follow one or two methods of massage techniques from more than 250 varieties of massage techniques.

“Massage helps in boosting brain chemistry responses that gives long lasting feelings of freshness, reduced stress and good mood.

7 Post-Workout Pain Relief Measures To Calm Sore Muscles

7 Post-Workout Pain Relief Measures To Calm Sore Muscles

No pain, no gain, the exercise motto, is indeed inspiring and true but it can cost your muscles and joints to an extent that you may end up causing chronic or even unrepairable damage to them.

Our muscles are already constantly working while we walking, climbing, standing, all day and when you hit the gym, their responsibilities double up. Although it is true that muscles get stronger by breaking down first but, its the rebuilding process after a workout where the real magic happens. Workout damage the muscle fibers which are then repaired or replaced through a cellular process where the muscle fibres fuse together to form new muscle protein strands or myofibrils. These repaired myofibrils increase in thickness and number to create muscle hypertrophy (growth).

Muscle soreness occurs when your gym workout cause micro-tears in your muscle tissue, which leads to delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. Slight swelling, stiffness, reduced range of motions in the affected joints, increased tenderness and reduced strength in the affected muscles are what one may face along with muscle soreness. Typically it should last a day or two but, if you feel ‘I can’t move a bit’ type of pain, then that muscle soreness is something big and bad which needs to be taken care of.

You can either counter gym pain with certain preventive steps or deal with it after with the below muscle pain remedies.

1. Stretch it out

post workout, Stretch it out
Your muscles contract and the muscle fibers shorten during a workout, stretching them a bit will release the tightness and promote mobility and can lead to a faster recovery. Stretch your muscles until it feels pretty tight, hold for 5-10 seconds and release. If it’s too painful to even think about stretching, skip it.

2. Move it 
post workout, Move it 
If your body hurts after your first day at a gym or otherwise, don’t decide to become a couch potato. Of course, the last thing you want to do when everything hurts is to move, but that’s exactly what you need to do. Sore muscles are the signs that your muscles have been stretched, keep it going by moving. Light activities like walking, swimming, yoga etc., which are termed as “Active Recovery,” will increase circulation and improve the blood flow throughout the body that carries nutrients and oxygen required for muscle repair.

3. Hydrate
post workout, Hydrate
We sweat a lot while working out and dehydration can make your muscle soreness and muscle cramps even worse. When muscles break down, they release waste products and toxins that need to be filtered out of the body and nothing better than water can do that job. Hence, it is important to stay hydrated to treat the pain after a gym workout.

4. Ice and Heat it 
post workout, Ice and Heat it
If there’s swelling – ice it and if it’s simple sore – heat it. Ice reduces inflammation and heat improves blood flow. Alternating ice and heat therapy will speed up the muscle recovery process. You can also take a warm Epsom bath to loosen up the tight muscles.

5. Have protein
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Protein is a critical nutrient for building and maintaining muscle, hence your sore muscles need protein to repair itself. People who work out, need for about 1.4 to 2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, while for an active person who’s 150 pounds, about 95 to 136 grams per day is necessary.

6. Massage 
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A 20-minute massage can be an effective muscle pain remedy if done right. Use a foam roller to massage your sore muscles or ask your friend or spouse to give you a good massage to relax the tight sore muscles and soothe muscle aches.

7. Treat it right 
Muscle soreness should never be taken lightly. Swelling, cramps, pulled hamstring, anything can follow if muscles are not treated rightly. Hence, it is necessary to check its severity and treat it timely to avoid excess damage. Using an ultrasound and TENS therapy for post-workout pain is said to have proven results of faster muscle recovery.

Whatever it is, don’t stop your workout, get moving and get going!