When you’re sitting at your desk or at home you might find that you’re not doing enough.
In fact, the more you massage your body, the less you’re able to feel.
According to a new study from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, massage therapy has been shown to increase the size of the chest, lower the back, and increase the width of the neck.
“We want to know why,” says Dr. Steven V. Dominguez, a co-author of the study.
“We wanted to understand what is the mechanism that increases the size and density of the tissue and how it influences your heart rate and body temperature.”
Dr. Domsuez says it could be due to the effects of massage on blood vessels and nerve pathways.
“When you are doing something like massage with a hot oil, the hot oil can penetrate into the skin,” he explains.
Dr Dominguesos study also found that people who massage their chest with hot oil are also more likely to have lower blood pressure.
How do you massage the chest?
What’s the best way to massage?
Dr Vominguez says that the most common massage technique in the study was a “deep tissue” massage, which is when the massage is done over the skin, as opposed to over the muscle.
What else do you do to massage the muscles?
The researchers also found some common ways people massage their chests, such as holding their arms or legs in front of their chest and applying pressure to the muscles, like squeezing the sides of the shoulder blades.
But there are a lot of other ways to massage to make your chest feel good.
For example, the researchers say it’s best to massage at least a little bit of your chest, but don’t use more than a couple of fingers.
They also recommend that people avoid the more painful and intense techniques like full body massage, as those can make the chest feel sore.
The study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementative Medicine.
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