Spring has sprung, and for many of us, that means plans to reboot our workouts in anticipation of beach season. But while you’re rethinking your exercise regime, there’s one component that you’re likely overlooking- massage therapy!
There are many upsides of regular massage that athletes are well aware of. Some professional sports teams even keep a massage therapist on staff to keep their players in tip top shape.
So what are the benefits of incorporating massage into your fitness routine? Read on to find out!
1. Faster recovery
Pushing yourself physically can lead to some aches and pains as your muscles repair themselves and grow stronger. But you can reduce the amount of time that you feel sore by making time for a massage. Massage therapy relaxes stiff muscles and increases circulation, which means oxygenated blood is moved into your tired muscles, and lactic acid is moved out.
2. Reduce inflammation
Any sort of physical activity can cause your muscles and joints to swell, but massage can counteract this by increasing blood flow to these areas and encouraging healing.
3. Prevent injuries
Regular massage keeps muscles and tendons relaxed and flexible, which means you have a greater range of motion. Stiff joints are more susceptible to injury, so by keeping your body loose you can perform to the best of your abilities.
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call and schedule your massage today!