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Massage Tidbits: Why Do Some People Experience Muscle Soreness After A Massage?

15 Aug 2012 | Categories: Articles Of The Month | Posted by: Michelle Price

Massage Tidbits


Why do some people experience muscle soreness after a massage?

Through their mechanical actions, certain types of massage create microscopic tissue damage, similar to bouts of exercise. This tissue damage causes a phenomenon called D.O.M.S (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), usually experienced within 24 to 48 hours following either a workout or a massage as the body’s repair process (inflammation) works its magic. The inflammation, although beneficial, is what causes the soreness.

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Article of The Month – Shin Splints

Categories: Articles Of The Month | Posted by: Michelle Price

Although Shin splints is a common injury, it still remains a poorly understood condition. It is a general term applied to a variety of conditions characterized by pain and irritation of the tibia. Anterior Compartment Syndrome (ACS) is another injury often mistaken for shin splints. ACS is a condition in which high pressure within a closed fascial space reduces capillary blood flow below a level necessary for tissue viability and can only be relieved by decompressing the muscle compartment.

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