From Gary Reinl’s work:
Swelling is the accumulation
of waste at the end of the inflammatory cycle that you didn’t evacuate
because the muscles weren’t activated. You need to move the waste out of
the system with muscle activation. With no muscle activation the waste
isn’t moving. Shutting off the signal(icing) to the muscles and nerves
waste can’t move.

Active recovery/movement will get the waste moving out of the system. Stillness is the enemy.
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