Selfcare cause

Massage

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device. Depending on the application and technique used, massage is used to promote relaxation and well-being,[1][2] and is beneficial in treating sports injuries[3] and other problems affecting the musculature of the body such as postural misalignment and many painful conditions

Protective Factor
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Measured in minutes

Caution

Massage might be regulated in your country and require a license, depending on the type of massage.

Massage Health Benefits

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal

Minor Increase

Evidence: High

3 studies

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Notable Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Strength Musculoskeletal outcome
Strength
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Anaerobic Exercise Capacity Musculoskeletal outcome
Anaerobic Exerc...
Musculoskeletal

Minor Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Blood Sugar - Hyperglycemia Lymphatic outcome

Minor Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Heart Rate Cardiovascular outcome
Heart Rate
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Pressure ...
Cardiovascular

Notable Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

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