One of the best way to treat a muscle injury is to apply gentle massage to encourage blood circulation back into the affected area.
Massage can stimulate and relax the mind and body by activating the circulatory and lymph systems and the skin. This provides the body with vital nutrients by boosting circulation, which removes toxic waste and aids cellular renewal. A massage is a great way to relax; unknotting tense, sore and aching muscles. The nerve pathways are soothed and an all-over feeling of wellbeing comes about through the release of endorphins.
Massage can be useful when your muscles are sore as it improves muscle tone, restores mobility and ensures the elimination of waste products after exercise.