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Massage's Mystery Mechanism Unmasked

sciencehabit (1205606) writes | more than 2 years ago

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Massage's healing touch may have more to do with DNA than with good hands. A new study has revealed for the first time how kneading eases sore muscles—by turning off genes associated with inflammation and turning on genes that help muscles heal. The discovery contradicts popular claims that massage squeezes lactic acid or waste products out of tired muscles and could bring new medical credibility to the practice."
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