Therapeutic massage: Kneading injured muscle groups actually does enhance therapeutic

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Massaging injured muscles really does help them heal, a study in mice suggests

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Massaging injured muscles may boost healing by clearing immune cells that interfere with tissue regrowth, a study in mice suggests.

The approach may help people with muscle injuries from blood clots or physical damage, says Bo Ri Seo at Harvard University.

Many people use massage to relieve painful muscles after exercise or for minor strains, but it is unknown if this has long-term beneficial effects. Massage is generally thought to improve blood flow and help disperse harmful …

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