Navigation Links
Massage is promising for muscle recovery
Date:2/1/2012

Hamilton, ON (Feb. 1, 2012) - Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a brief 10-minute massage helps reduce inflammation in muscle.

As a non-drug therapy, massage holds the potential to help not just bone-weary athletes but those with inflammation-related chronic conditions, such as arthritis or muscular dystrophy, says Justin Crane, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster.

While massage is well accepted as a therapy for relieving muscle tension and pain, the researchers delved deeper to find it also triggers biochemical sensors that can send inflammation-reducing signals to muscle cells.

In addition, massage signals muscle to build more mitochondria, the power centres of cells which play an important role in healing.

"The main thing, and what is novel about our study, is that no one has ever looked inside the muscle to see what is happening with massage, no one looked at the biochemical effects or what might be going on in the muscle itself," said Crane.

"We have shown the muscle senses that it is being stretched and this appears to reduce the cells' inflammatory response," he said. "As a consequence, massage may be beneficial for recovery from injury."

Crane said the McMaster researchers are the first to take a manual therapy, like massage, and test the effect using a muscle biopsy to show massage reduces inflammation, an underlying factor in many chronic diseases.

The research appears in the Feb. 1 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

For their study, the researchers followed 11 men in their twenties.

On their first visit, the men's exercise capacity was assessed. Two weeks later, the men cycled on a bicycle for more than 70 minutes, to a point of exhaustion when they couldn't cycle any more. They then rested for 10 minutes.

While resting, a massage therapist lightly applied massage oil to both legs, and then performed
'/>"/>

Contact: Veronica McGuire
vmcguir@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x22169
McMaster University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. A massage is proven to relieve psychophysiological state of patients with chronic headache
2. State of the Union speech: Promising outlook for research and innovation
3. Deep brain stimulation shows promising results for unipolar and bipolar depression
4. WISeKey General Assembly Votes Unanimously to Propel the Company into a Promising and Disruptive Future
5. Improved rainwater harvesting system promising
6. Fate Therapeutics Announces Promising Data From Phase 1b Study of ProHema at the 2011 American Society of Hematology Annual Conference
7. Promising results in mice on needle-free candidate universal vaccine against various flu viruses
8. More promising natural gas storage?
9. Progeria: Promising results from new gene therapy on animals
10. New method of growing high-quality graphene promising for next-gen technology
11. Study finds promising drug treatment for improving language, social function in people with autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... improving the food intake, health and quality of life ... three projects at the University of Waterloo receiving close ... of Health Research (CIHR). , Professor Heather Keller, ... and a Schlegel research chair in nutrition and aging, ... many Canadians living in long-term care homes are poorly ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... finding that has implications for life in other extreme ... solar system, LSU Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brent ... Foundation, or NSF, this week published a paper confirming ... lies 800 meters (2600 feet) beneath the surface of ... Given that more than 400 subglacial lakes and numerous ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... of the water window? It consists of radiations in ... absorbed by the water in biological tissues. New theoretical ... radiations within the water window. These could be the ... image of the biological samples or to be used ... the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate the harmonic ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Grants will fund landmark aging research at Waterloo 2800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 2800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 3800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 4Water window imaging opportunity 2
... New species are not just discovered in exotic localeseven ... new plants and animals. Academy scientists recently named a ... of fishes distantly related to sharks, from the coast ... species, the Eastern Pacific black ghostshark ( Hydrolagus melanophasma ...
... , , SEATTLE, Sept. ... leading provider of specialized reference laboratory and contract research services, today ... Terry M. Giles, providing for a $4 million loan (the "Loan") ... the Loan, on August 31, 2009, the Company also repurchased 2,391,906 ...
... , NEW YORK, Sept. 8 ... in its catalogue. , , ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131250/Carbon-Dioxide-Monitors.html , , This report ... of US$ by the following segments: End-tidal Carbon Dioxide (EtCO2) ...
Cached Biology News:New species of ghostshark from California and Baja California 2Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 2Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 3Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 4Pacific Biometrics Completes $4 Million Debt Financing 5Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 2Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 3Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 4Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 5Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 6Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 7Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 8Reportlinker Adds Carbon Dioxide Monitors Report 9
(Date:8/21/2014)... DUBLIN, Ireland , August 21, 2014 ... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3zh3q8/global_hormone ) has announced the ... Market 2014-2018"  report to their offering.  ... also known as hormone therapy, is a ... longer being produced by the body. This ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that the ... and Mexico currently faces ... approved agents, the anticipated label extension of Boehringer ... of emerging biologics will substantially increase the competitiveness ... IL-5 inhibitors will introduce a new dynamic to the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 21, 2014  Four-dimensional ... and behaviors based on external stimuli such as ... to have a disruptive effect in multiple industries.  ... the business landscape by printing objects ranging from ... and automotive sectors. Logo - ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... has been recognized as one of the nation’s ... 5000 magazine for the 2nd consecutive year. Inc. ... 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of ... the most comprehensive look at the most important ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Hormone Replacement Therapy Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Actavis, Bayer, Merck & Co, Novartis and Novo Nordisk 2Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 2Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 3Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 2Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 3Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing 4SoundConnect Returns on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies 2SoundConnect Returns on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies 3
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... ... , ...
Cached Biology Technology:YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 2YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 3YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 4YM sees nimotuzumab license unaffected by civil claim against licensor 5Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 2Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 3Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 4Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 5Concord Medical to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Unaudited Financial Results on Thursday, March 18, 2010 6InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 2InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 3InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 4InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 5InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 6InterMune Announces Submission of MAA for Pirfenidone for the Treatment of Patients With IPF 7
... set the standard for sample concentration and drying. ... chamber uses a combination of centrifugal force, heat ... single run. , SC210A comes equipped with:, ... lasting chemical compatibility ...
... Acid Resistant SpeedVac Model SPD131DDA , Our ... SPD131DDA is designed to handle the rigors and ... slim design, digital display, dual independent timers, an ... chamber and vapor pathway. , , Adjustable ...
... Jouan RC Standard MB (For small quantities ... biology samples) of vacuum concentrator/centrifugal evaporator systems ... and biochemistry for rapid and safe concentration ... be expanded with pumps, different of cold ...
Monoclonal mouse antibody for immunihistology, clone AD12, Isotype IgG 1, purified, specific for rat pyruvatekinase type L, no cross-reactivities with other pyruvate kinase isoenzymes have been obser...
Biology Products: