In a study published in February's issue of Science Translational Medicine, massage was proven to reduce pain and promote healing. The scientist took samples of muscle tissue from several participants after a workout. They found with participants how had received massage, they had lower levels of inflammation within muscle cells.
"In summary, when administered to skeletal muscle that has been acutely damaged through exercise, massage therapy appears to be clinically beneficial by reducing inflammation and promoting mitochondrial biogenesis."
So make an appointment with me or your massage therapist and find out for yourself.