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Massage for Runners

Oct 8, 2014 Benefits of Massage

Research finally reveals just what massages can—and can't—do for runners.  Massage for runners is especially effective at reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), decreases systemic inflammation, increases immune function, increases muscle repair rate, and decreases cortisol / stress (among other things).  This helps runners recover faster so that they are ready to train hard again earlier.  Massage also improves runners' gate so they can avoid injury.

"...What we saw suggests that massage could let runners tolerate more training, and harder training, because it would improve their recovery and speed up their ability to go hard two days later,..."

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Competitive Edge in Sport Fighting with Massage

Sep 25, 2014 Benefits of Massage

Routine massage therapy is essential for keeping your muscles relaxed and healthy whether you’re an average person who regularly works out or competes in local weekend endurance events. But, when you’re a professional UFC fighter like Mirsad Bektic, weekly massages from the Elements Therapeutic Massage- Coral Springs are essential for him to consistently train hard and successfully compete at such an elite level. 

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Boost Immunity with Massage

Aug 11, 2014 Benefits of Massage

 Massage therapy has been used for thousands of years to promote health and well-being. It’s a holistic approach to healing that not only addresses problem areas, but also treats the body as a whole. The benefits of massage go way beyond the immediate bliss we enjoy!

study reported on by the New York Times determined that a single session of Swedish massage produced measurable biological changes. Volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced:

  • Decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Stress, particularly chronic stress that continues over long periods of time, is one of the major causes of illness and disease. It breaks down our bodies little by little and makes us more susceptible to getting sick
  • Decreased levels of arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can increase cortisol production
  • Increased number of lymphocytes, the white blood cells that fight off infection

Massage & Cycling

Jul 29, 2014 Benefits of Massage

When you hop on a two-wheeler for a family stroll around the neighborhood, to commute to work or even to train and compete for an endurance event, you’re often only left with memories of muscle soreness, ligament strains and injury pains. To make your adult cycling experiences more enjoyable and to help you meet your cycling goals, the following training tactics will help keep you cruising strong as you peddle down memory lane on your favorite roads or trails.

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How Beneficial is a Massage?

Jul 23, 2014 Benefits of Massage

You work hard day in and day out, week after week. Sometimes you experience a little tightness in your shoulders and after a soaking in a hot bath it seems to disappear. You feel better and never give it another thought. Your normal routine continues day after day and before you know another month has passed you by. How beneficial would it be for you to get a massage? Would you realize how much stress is truly in your body? Would you discover you should have been getting a massage a long time ago? Where do you go?

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Sports Massage Keeps Motorcyclists on Track

Jul 21, 2014 Benefits of Massage

Sports massage is not just for the weekend warrior, read how sports massage is helping to "Keep Motorcyclists on Track" at the Superbike World Championship. 

Massage helps the riders before and after they compete. Imagine what it can do for you!

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Massage and Seasonal Allergies

Jul 20, 2014 Benefits of Massage

We said it before.  Massage therapy can be an effective way to address allergies.  Recent the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) posted a blog article saying so too.

Via its influence on stress reduction, seasonal allergy sypmtoms may be relieved through massage therapy.

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Massage and Golf

Jul 15, 2014 Benefits of Massage

By getting regular massage, your can improve your game of golf and your golf swing in these fundamental ways:

  • Smooth, Strong Swings Come from Relaxed, Flexible Muscles
  • Loose Lower Body Leads to Increased Stamina, Longevity
  • Dial in the Mental Game to Meet Your Golfing Goals

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Massage for Sleep

Jul 9, 2014 Benefits of Massage

How can massage help you get a more restful and restorative sleep?

  • It boosts serotonin, the “feel good” neurotransmitter. Serotonin levels are typically low in people who cannot stay asleep and wake throughout the night.
  • It lowers stress hormones. High levels of cortisol, the “fight or flight” hormone, can disrupt sleep patterns in a major way. It can wake you up in the middle of the night, prevent you from falling back to sleep, or leave you in an edgy state of mind.
  • It reduces pain. Chronic pain is a lose-lose situation: Pain interrupts sleep, and the lack of sleep often makes pain worse. Massage therapy reduces pain (and restores deep sleep) by increasing blood blow to the joints and muscles, triggering the brain to release natural painkillers, and relaxing you, both physically and mentally

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Massage, exercise, physical therapy, and acupuncture

Jul 7, 2014 Benefits of Massage

Acupuncture, exercise and massage and physical therapy are among the ways to deal with chronic pain that don't require narcotic painkillers, says Nancy Elder, MD, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

"People with chronic pain, both doctors and patients, need to think outside of the opioid/narcotic pain box," Elder says.

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