At Elements Massage Central Scottsdale, we emphasis the importance of taking care of both your mind and body. In fact, harnessing the art of massage is one of the major ways we help customers develop a positive routine that stimulates the mind and body by actively refreshing and re-energizing your system. As part of a healthy lifestyle, massage is great but exercise is also an integral component to maintaining wellness. One of the best ways to exercise is with strength training.
Strength training is helpful in resisting symptoms of aging like osteoporosis. It’s effective in preventing bone density loss and can also help strengthen both your muscles and connective tissues, which can decrease your chances of injury. Also, it’s a great way to boost mental health and focus while increasing the quality of your sleep.
If you are just starting out, we recommend beginning where you are comfortable and working your way up. Whether free weights or machines, your target should be training at least two days a week. When selecting resistance levels, listen to your body and keep in mind that it should be difficult but not unnecessarily straining.
You can always turn to a professional for advice and assistance and of course, and a trainer is a great way to jumpstart any new skill (not to mention a source of encouragement and support). A few key exercises that you will want to include in your routine are bicep and tricep girls, chest presses, and rows.
Now that you are off to the gym, it’s also time to make a post-workout plan. That’s where our services come in. Massage is a great tool to help combat the soreness and stiffness that can set in 24 to 72 hours after a strenuous workout. To alleviate pain, massage increases circulation, helps the body process toxins, and is the perfect way to work through any muscle knots or tension resulting from your new strength training routine. We are here for you!