Exercise as good as massage for sore muscles

NEW YORK – The aches and pains people suffer after working out more than usual can be relieved just as well by exercise as by massage, according to a new study.

“It’s a common belief that massage is better, but it isn’t better. Massage and exercise had the same benefits,” said Lars Andersen, the lead author of the study and a professor at the National Research Center for the Working Environment in Copenhagen.

Earlier research has shown that massage can offer some relief from work out soreness.

Written by Kerry Grens, Reuters

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