Muscular Effects

Massage has several positive benefits on the muscular system.

Relaxes and stimulates muscles
Reduces fibrosis in muscles
Relieves soreness and stiffness
Colt, George Howe. "The Magic of Touch: Massage's Healing Powers Make It Serious Medicine." LIFE, August 1997.
Florida State Massage Therapy Association. Massage Therapy Provider Guidelines. 1994.
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