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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Massage After Burning
In a recent study published earlier this year, subjects were put through variables of exercise workouts. Immediately following those workouts, their muscles were massaged.
The results........ massaging the sore muscles used in intense workouts helped them to recover faster and limited the negative effects of lactic acid buildup.
Your muscles produce lactic acid during these intense workouts. The more intense the workout, the more lactic acid is produced. The more acid your body accumulates, the more fatigued and pained the muscles become.
While lactic acid will eventually dissipate on its own, blood circulation helps to get rid of it quicker. Buildup of lactic acid can cause muscle craps and spasms. Some findings suggest massage may also promote the release of endorphins, which naturally alleviate pain.
Don't forget your Scandle in our original scents for a good post-workout massage.