Delay muscle soreness
New York City-based licensed massage therapist Prisila Jacobs says that post-workout massages that draw upon focused techniques relax the muscles.
“I specialize in a technique call myofascial release,” she says.
“Basically, sustained pressure is applied, forcing the fascia to relax. This technique is similar to Chinese acupuncture, but I use my hands instead of needles to achieve the same result.”