Using devices like foam rollers, massage balls and massage guns is a great way to supplement traditional massage therapy and achieve muscle recovery for athletes and non-athletes
These evidence-based studies explain the physiology and suggest that post-exercise massage reduces tissue damage and accelerates muscle recovery.
Children receiving postoperative massage therapy had significantly lower anxiety and lower exposure to benzodiazepines than the standard of care group.
The authors concluded that massage appears to be the most effective method that was studied for reducing DOMS and perceived fatigue.
The authors of this study concluded that foam rolling and running are better than resting at clearing blood lactose after strenuous exercise.