It’s relaxing. It’s comforting. It feels GREAT.
Massage is a great way to relieve back pain. Not only does it feel good, it can reduce tightness and cause the muscles to relax. Also, a study published in ‘Science Translational Medicine’ found that massage after exercise reduced the production of inflammation causing cytokines. Inflammation has been associated to muscle pain, so this may help explain why the massage can relieve it.