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Massage doesn’t just make muscles feel better, it makes them heal faster and stronger

Study confirms link between mechanotherapy and immunotherapy in muscle regeneration in mice

October 6, 2021  By Lindsay Brownell

Massage has been used to treat sore, injured muscles for more than 3,000 years, and today many athletes swear by massage guns to rehabilitate their bodies. But other than making people feel good, do these “mechanotherapies” actually improve healing after severe injury? According to a new study from researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the answer is “yes.” | READ MORE

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