The efficacy of manual versus local vibratory massage in promoting recovery from post-exercise muscle damage – A systematic review

      Introduction: Massage is a therapeutic modality that has been utilised in management of exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) for centuries. Vibration therapy has recently replaced more labour-intensive manual massage (MM). The effectiveness of local vibration therapy (LVT) on recovery from EIMD when compared to that of MM, is however still in question. The aim of the study was to conduct a systematic review examining the efficacy MM versus that of LVT in attenuating the negative effects of EIMD on measures of the functional and physiological characteristics of damaged muscle.
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