Massage has many benefits and should be incorporated into your fitness regimen. Sometimes after working out, besides stretching, you need a massage to have you feel relaxed, to rid your muscles of knots and tension, and to soothe your muscles, joints, and tendons.
There is a lot of information in books and the Internet on massage, so I will not list them all here. Some of the benefits of massage are:
Provide psychological relaxation
Increase blood circulation efficacy
Increase joint flexibility
Emotional sense of calm and being cared for
You can view lists and information on the benefits of massage here http://www.massagetherapy.com/learnmore/benefits.php and http://www.massagetherapy.com/learnmore/benefits.php.
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