Increasing blood flow and circulation to the muscles that are sore. This brings needed nutrition to muscles and tissues. This aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity or soft tissue injury (such as muscle strain).
It can decrease tension in the muscles. This can improve flexibility, reduce pain caused by tight muscles and even improve sleep.
Elevates the levels of endorphins in the body, the chemicals associated with improved mental well-being, and this can lead to the effectiveness of managing pain
Lower production of the neurotransmitter substance P, often linked to pain, and improve sleep as a result