Make a Massage Part of Your Fitness Routine this Year
If you plan on eating right and exercising this year, don't forget that recovery is one of the most important elements of any exercise regimen.
How Massage Therapy Benefits Recovery:
Increases Circulation: Massage therapy increases blood flow. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. When muscles do not recover properly and become too tight, they are not able to receive proper nourishment from the blood. This causes dysfunction of the muscles. Massage increases blood flow allowing proper recovery of the muscle tissue.
Improves Range of Motion: Working out on a regular basis increases muscle and fascia to form knots. This can cause pain, reduced range of motion, and a decrease in flexibility. Massage manually manipulates and stretches the muscles and fascia increasing your range of motion and flexibility.
Reduces stress, anxiety and promotes sleep: Athletic performance is about more than physical strength. Having mental focus and clarity can help elevate your performance. Massage activates the parasympathetic system (rest and digest) which allows the body to release chemicals that lead to deeper sleep, which will help the body to recover faster.
Whether you are just getting started with your exercise routine or are highly dedicated to your fitness, adding massage therapy can be a tool to help you train harder, longer, and recover more quickly.
You can book a regular massage 1-2x per month with Leah or Ashley at www.postureworksjax.com