“What happens to muscles during a rubdown” is an article by Nicholar Bakalar.
“Researchers are learning how massage soothes aching muscles. ..They found that massage reduced the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a critical role in inflamation. Massage also stimulated mitochondria, the tiny powerhouses inside cell nuclei that convert glucouse into the energy essential for cell function and repair…”
If you want to read more about the Researcher at McMaster University. Click onto this to discover how they learnt a massage reduces inflammation in the muscle.
Thanks to my client Joe for drawing my attention to this research.