The possible mechanisms of massage therapy.

@article{Zhong2019ThePM,
  title={The possible mechanisms of massage therapy.},
  author={Houyong Zhong and Cuimei Wang and Zhen Wan and Jinpei Lei},
  journal={Biomedical Research-tokyo},
  year={2019},
  volume={30},
  pages={1-6}
}
Massage therapy is called "green medicine" by the World Health Organization. It has been used as an effective treatment for various conditions, diseases, symptoms, and disorders, which include pain syndromes, hypertension, fatigue, depression, cancer, aging problems, etc. In order to understand the mechanism of massage therapy this article reviews plenty of previous studies investigated the effects of massage, and discusses the different possible mechanisms of massage therapy which include… 
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The possible mechanisms of massage therapy.
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This article reviews plenty of previous studies investigated the effects of massage, and discusses the different possible mechanisms of massage therapy which include biochemical mechanisms, physiological mechanisms, neurological mechanisms, and psychological mechanisms.

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