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Preparing for a Massage
eHow.com
A massage can be an intense experience. From full-body, deep tissue work to short, chair-based sessions, massage affects every system of the body. Millions use it to heal from accidents or illnesses, or for regular health maintenance. Get the most out of your massage by knowing its modality and preparing your body and mind for treatment. Read Full Article

Sports Massage and Recovery
MassageTherapy.com
“In supporting the person, we improve their immune function and their ability to heal, by influencing the chemical environment of their body. It has to do with psychoneuroimmunology, the whole chemical homeostasis of their body — neurochemicals and the relationship between mood, or feelings, and the immune system.” Read Full Articlee

Weekend Warriors
MassageTherapy.com
“… massage has become an integral part of sports enhancement, whether for amateur or professional athletes. Massage, delivered with the proper technique and timing, can be a means of giving athletes the edge, both physically and psychologically, in their sport.” Read Full Article

Why Americans Seek Massage
MassageTherapy.com
“Most clients who get a massage seek relaxation and restoration (30 percent), need relief from pain or muscle soreness (29 percent), or have a massage because they received it as a gift (28 percent). Consumers also revealed the two most persuasive factors in prompting them to get a massage: the recommendation of a medical professional and the receipt of a gift certificate for massage.” Read Full Article

After Massage Care and Tips
RobinPliskin.com
“Muscular aches can last for up to a couple of days after the massage depending on the condition of the muscles in the first place (really stressed muscles will often take a couple of days to settle).” Read Full Article

Tight Calf Muscles
Menshealth.com
“A common problem in athletes is tight calf muscles, especially in runners. The symptoms are a gradual tightening in the calf muscles which can get worse when running or improve while running only to tighten up later.” Read Full Article

Runners Knee
Menshealth.com
“Sports massage can help to really iron out any tight knots, lumps and bumps in the Iliotibial band causing it to shorten.” Read Full Article