I'm always searching for healthy reasons to indulge in activities I love, like sleeping, drinking coffee, hanging from a trapeze table, or eating dessert, so I was delighted to find good scientific data to justify a post-workout massage.
Researchers, whose study was published in Science Translational Medicine, found a massage conducted after vigorous exercise reduces muscle inflammation and helps muscles begin to repair themselves at a cellular level.
Book a massage to follow your more intense workouts or activities this spring. Think of your massage as a way to thank your body for its performance and aid it in its recovery. Oh, and it feels good, too.