Massage is a great treatment method which has many benefits when it’s performed.
Massages can help with long on going injuries (chronic) and recent sudden injuries (Acute). Massage can help with long term injuries by the breakdown of scar tissue which forms as part bodies repairing process. The scar tissue starts affecting the body when it’s not addressed can start hardening and start causing restriction and tight muscles leading to pain.
In the short term massage can aid to help with stopping surrounding structures from getting tight on early stages of recent injury. Massage also starts getting rid of metabolic waste products which accumulate early on that are associated with pain.
How a massage can also help when you are not injured
Massages help with blood circulation and flow of the lymphatic system which is the body circulation system which helps the body fight off colds and bodies repair of muscle tissue.
Other benefits of massage are that it can help performance by improving flexibility from muscle tightness overall helping to increase the range of movement available at the joints.