How Massage Can Improve Your Exercise Program
Elements Massage Goodyear Jan 19, 2017
As an excellent tool to find relief from issues like high stress or anxiety levels or sore muscles and back pain, massage can also help you improve your exercise routine. How? Well it’s relatively simple!
As an incredibly important part to your health and wellbeing, exercising boasts its own benefits for the heart, brain, and body. Besides boosting mental clarity and delivering more energy, regular massage can also:
- Help prevent against excess weight gain and promote healthy weight loss
- Decrease likelihood of unhealthy conditions like high blood pressure, stroke, depression and metabolic syndrome
- Boost your mood
- Stabilize emotional wellbeing
- Improve quality of sleep
- Be a great excuse to get outdoors and out of your comfort zone
- Increase muscle strength and boost endurance
How Massage Works For You
During any form of strenuous exercise, your body’s muscles can become tight from the repetition of movement and use. This tightness is what contributes to a lack of flexibility and that feeling of stiffness or soreness afterwards. Massage works wonders to circulate lymph and blood throughout your body to encourage both the quicker removal and processing of toxins and to encourage cell nutrition for faster recovery times. Both of these benefits can help restore elasticity to your muscles to reduce soreness and safeguard your body against future injuries.
Regular massage is a great way to unlock your optimal performance. Whether a weekend warrior, a regular gym attendee, or a complete newbie looking to make positive and healthy changes, massage in conjunction with regular exercise form a powerful punch guaranteed to deliver you your best self!