The Scientific Benefits of Massage

Published on Jun 8, 2015

Check out this video to learn the benefits of massage. We all know massage feels good, but did you also know that research shows it provides numerous health benefits as well?

Many people turn to massage therapy to reduce stress and relax. Clinical studies find significant health benefits associated with the practice. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage can help reduce symptoms of an array of conditions, including cancer-related fatigue, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, headaches, and fibromyalgia, all while boosting a person's immune system functioning. 

Massage increases blood circulation and helps the body heal on a cellular level, providing nutrients to tissues helping heal the body. Here's how it works. When the muscles in your body receive deep massage, the activity of proteins known as inflammatory cytokines, which cause inflammation and pain, lessen. At the same time, the levels of proteins that signal the muscle to produce mitochondria, cell structures that provide energy and help muscles recover from stress and activity, increase. 

This process causes very similar pain relieving effects as anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. For active people, a pre-workout massage can reduce tension in muscles, increase tissue elasticity and relieve stiff joints. A post-workout massage can help improve the rate of recovery and reduce residual muscle fatigue and soreness. You can experience the benefits of massage anytime with an array of products from the Moji massage line.

Check out our website at www.gomoji.com for more information about our massage products, recovery tips and articles about massage therapy, performance, fitness and wellness. Check out our Moji Minute series for self-massages by body segment, as well as warm up and cool down videos.