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Massage Heals Muscles, Speeds Recovery

Scientists managed to find 11 brave young male volunteers who agreed to three muscle biopsies in order to get a better understanding of exactly how massage effects muscles. The study was published in the Feb. 1 2012 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

In short the study found that massage reduces inflammation and pain, but also speeds up the recovery cells.  As opposed to Nsaids and other anti-inflammatory drugs, which reduce inflammation and pain but actually retard the healing process.

Dr. Tarnopolsky suggests that, in the long run, a professional massage may even be a better bargain than a pill. “If someone says “This is free and it might make you feel better, but it may slow down your recovery, do you still want it?” he asked. “Or would you rather spend the 90 bucks for a post-exercise massage that also might enhance your recovery?”

To read the NYT article about the study with all the biology explained see  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/how-massage-heals-sore-muscles/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Active Release Techniques ® (ART)

Active Release Techniques ® (ART) treatment is a hands-on case-management system that allows us to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries.

Complete Chiropractic Care

While the modern concept of chiropractic is just over one hundred years old, joint manipulation is one of the oldest forms of healthcare.

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is the manipulation of the muscles and tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress.

Functional Rehabilitation

At FitWell our concept of progressive rehabilitation encompasses many forms of what is known as active care.



  • 7x7 Best of the Bay 2017

    “Marathoners and mountain climbers trust Lisa Covey and her team at FitWell Chiropractic Sports Medicine (900 Noe St., Castro) to cure acute injuries and chronic nuisances through a menu of offerings that includes Active Release Technique (ART), functional rehab, massage therapy, and even Pilates.”

    – 7×7 Best of the Bay Area 2017


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