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Massage Doesn't Just Feel Good—It Changes Gene Expression and Reduces Inflammation

By Sarah Zhang | February 3, 2012 9:52 am

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What’s the News: If you’ve ever been told been that a massage is good for “releasing toxins”—or to sound more scientific, “lactic acid”—from your muscles, then you’ve been told wrong. Turns out muscle cells do like a good massage, but it has nothing to do with lactic acid.

In the first study on the cellular effects of massage post-exercise, researchers found that massage bolsters chemical signals reducing inflammation and promoting repair of muscle cells.

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