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Soreness After Massage

So, how do you understand DOMS in the context of massage since your massage therapist is not exercising you? After a massage, there may be subtle changes in the neuro-muscular system causing the muscles to work differently – more effectively, we hope. By the next day, you may be sore, as though you just started a new exercise program. In a way, you have . . . your muscles are working differently with each step, just like the muscles are working differently with a new exercise. 

The treatment options are not perfect, since they really need to get the Central Nervous System to “change its mind” and stop sending the pain signals. None of the medications for fibromyalgia do this; they artificially raise the pain threshold. For some, this works; for others, it doesn’t.