Originally Posted by LtL
I like the increased bloodflow I get from the topical treatments. If I have tightness in a certain muscle I use deep heat during my warm-up and that extra blood flow and warmth is normally enough to loosen me up. I have probably read the same article as you but I'm not sure I agree with it...
True, it does seem a little weird and deep heat style rubs do tend to make things feel better, I just wonder if they do anything as such other than mask the pain and kind of radiate a sort of warmth which makes it easier for us to move the area...not that it's a bad thing if it does, it's still working, that way as well, in addition to having to rub the stuff in which would also ease the area.