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What are the health benefits of massage for teens?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
Massages relax muscles by helping eliminate lactic acid, which is one of the by-products of muscle work. A full body massage helps improve circulation, as well as your lymphatic system, the part of your immune system that does maintenance work on your body, such as carrying toxins away from your muscles. (This is why it is so important for you to drink lots of water before and after a massage -- to flush out all the toxins that are being released through the kneading of your muscles.) I don't think I need to spend any more time convincing you how great a massage can be, whether just to relax and rejuvenate, or as therapy after an injury. I will mention that professional massage therapists have in-depth knowledge of each of the primary muscle groups, how they are connected, and how to relieve tension in each of these sore spots.
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