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Massage Therapist's use basic Swedish massage movements with some variations such as deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy to relax the muscles and increase circulation through the body.
Massage therapy not only relaxes the body but also aids digestion and speeds up waste disposal to increase the nutrition in the tense muscles by increasing their blood supply and stimulating blood circulation throughout the entire network of veins and arteries.
Muscular soreness may occur shortly after activity and pass quickly, or it may not appear until up to 48 hours after exercise and persist for several days. Stiffness, a sign of declining physical fitness, may be confused with minor strain as both stiffness and strain produce pain.
Muscular Strain is the same as a "pulled muscle", a partial tear across the width of the muscle fibers. The damaged muscle, like a similarly torn rubber band or rope, still works, but with less strength. Beneath the body's surface swelling and lots of pain. At this point, massage is not recommended until inflammation subsides. Only rest and ice should be the course taken for a few days and gentile range of motion stretching.
Ligamentous Strain or damage to the ligaments is more often than not a result of overstretching when a joint is twisted or pulled beyond its normal range of motion. Whether mild or severe, "sprain" is the catch-all name for over stretched ligaments that aren't torn. Sprains are most common at the knees, ankles, wrists or spine. The symptoms are pain at the joint followed by swelling and discoloration.
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