Feb. 02--Taking your medicine may get a whole lot easier now that a Buck Institute for Research on Aging study has produced scientific evidence that a massage does indeed help heal sore and stressed muscles. The study, produced jointly by the Buck Institute in Novato and McMaster University in Canada, appears in the Feb. 1 online edition of Science Translational Medicine. It shows that massage reduces inflammation, promotes the growth of new mitochondria in skeletal muscle and reduces muscle pain. Researchers had 11 young men exercise to exhaustion on a stationary bicycle and then had one of the men's legs randomly selected to be massaged.
By Tracy Teare Four easy moves that will strengthen muscles and keep you injury-free. The Workout These exercises were developed by Roberta Lenard, owner of Lenard Fitness, a personal-training company in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Anthony Carey, owner of Function First, an exercise studio in San Diego.
Exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles of your abdomen and spine can help prevent back problems. Strong back and abdominal muscles help you keep good posture, with your spine in its correct position. If your muscles are tight, take a warm shower or bath before doing the exercises. Exercise on a rug or mat. Wear loose clothing.
Have you tried chiropractic, pain medications, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections, physical therapy or even surgery with little or no improvement? Relief may finally be in sight with a new treatment called Spine Decompression Therapy. This treatment has recevied FDA clearance and it has helped thousands of patients suffering from back and neck conditions to become pain-free. Studies have shown Spine Decompression Therepy to be effective 80% of the time or more, even when surgery and other types of treatment have failed. When a disc herniates, bulges or ruptures and presses on spinal nerves, it causes great back and/or neck, arm, leg pain, sometimes so intense it disbales the victim.