Massage plays several important roles in standard injury rehabilitation procedures. Firstly, by allowing the muscles to return to their normal range of movement by reducing the amount of scar tissue caused by injury. Secondly, by increasing the blood flow to the injured area, which will deliver many important nutrients that will aid healing and remove waste products caused by injury.
The increase in blood flow and nutrients to the area will allow for optimal recovery conditions, speeding up the rehabilitation process. This type of massage therapy is often used alongside physiotherapy, with programmes in place to increase stretching and mobility within the muscles and joints.