Kingston Wellness

massage, rehabilitation, performance

Massage for decreased delayed onset muscle soreness

Having a massage after strenuous exercise results in a significant decrease in DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
DOMS occurs within the first 24 hours after exhaustive or intensive exercise, reaching a peak between 24 and 72 hours. It can often be accompanied by muscle swelling, reduction of performance and decreased range of movement. 
A study* in 2017 suggested that massage therapy received 48 hours after strenuous exercise had the greatest drop in muscle soreness in comparison to no intervention. Showing also a decrease in creatine kinase (a enzyme in your blood which can rise after strenuous exercise). As far as muscle performance, both peak torque and maximal isometric force improved with post-exercise muscle.
All of this means, if you are wanting to recover quicker and perform at your best, booking regular massage treatments to enhance your training and be part of your training program.
Please get in touch to find out more.

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