The mechanisms of massage and effects on performance, muscle recovery and injury prevention.

@article{Weerapong2005TheMO,
  title={The mechanisms of massage and effects on performance, muscle recovery and injury prevention.},
  author={Pornratshanee Weerapong and Patria Hume and Gregory S. Kolt},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={235-56}
}
Many coaches, athletes and sports medicine personnel hold the belief, based on observations and experiences, that massage can provide several benefits to the body such as increased blood flow, reduced muscle tension and neurological excitability, and an increased sense of well-being. Massage can produce mechanical pressure, which is expected to increase muscle compliance resulting in increased range of joint motion, decreased passive stiffness and decreased active stiffness (biomechanical… CONTINUE READING
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