Massage therapy can help active people maintain flexibility and can help them feel better after strenuous activity. I've seen numbers as high as 60% faster recovery with massage therapy.
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Using relaxation techniques, a massage therapist will help your sympathetic nervous system (the one that shoots out adrenaline) to calm down, and tell your parasympathetic nervous system to take over (this one tells you to rest and digest).
Physical therapies, including massage, work with your body to enhance it's innate responses. Benefits of massage can include reduced pain, stimulation or relaxation of the nervous system, increased circulation, decreased inflammation, increased range of motion...