Receiving a massage is an amazing feeling, it helps to decrease your muscular tightness, pain and overall make you feel loose and relaxed!
But how does massage actually reduce muscular tightness?
Within tight muscles are collagen fibres that are orientated in a hazadous or hashtag # formation. Due to this knotted formation the collagen fibres are not able to lengthen under tension. Therefore, this can leads to the feeling of tightness and tension that can also restrict range of movement.The application of massage can help realign those collagen fibres into a parallel formation =. The parallel formation of collagen fibres means they can lengthen without any restrictions from overlapping fibres, as all collagen fibres are running in the same line of tension. Therefore, when stretching following a massage you are able to achieve a greater range of movement.
In conclusion, the science behind the madness of massage includes the re-orientation of collagen fibres within the muscle to align along the line of stress needed. The application of massage can decrease muscular tightness and tension and also increase range of movement and flexibility.