Massages are good for you: a shoulder rub mimics the effect of pain-killers at the molecular level. Massage also promotes the growth of new mitochondria, the energy-generating "power plants" in cells, according to scientists at McMaster University in Canada.
A soothing massage does more than relax aching muscles, scientists have discovered.
It reduces inflammation at the molecular level, mimicking the action of pain killing drugs, research suggests.
Massage also promotes the growth of new mitochondria, the energy-generating 'powerplants' in cells. Read more