When involved in an intense, results-driven fitness program like ours, you will often experience muscle soreness, stiffness, or even pain. Stretching is a great way to alleviate these things, however Massage Therapy is a very effective method for improved workouts and overall wellness.
Massage Therapy offers many benefits that directly affect your workouts. Because your workouts are important, skipping them because your too sore is not a good option. Take a look below at some of the things that Massage Therapy can do for your body.
1. Alleviate Muscle Spasms or Cramps
Your massage therapist is an expert at finding tight spots in your body and workout out knots. This can prevent muscle spasms and cramps because it leaves your muscles (and you) more relaxed.
2. Increase Joint Flexibility
When you are tense, your joints tend to be stiff. Because getting a massage releases tension and massages all areas around the joints, your body will become more flexible over time.
3. Release Endorphins
The massaging of the muscles releases amino acids, which act as a natural painkiller and help your mood. After a massage you will often find yourself in a better mood and with less pain than before.
4. Relax Tight and Overused Muscles
The massage therapist will focus on a particular spot that you are tight, or sore if you like. You will have the change to tell your massage therapist where you are stiff, tight, or sore, and he or she will make sure to spend time working on that area.
5. Reduce anxiety and depression
Because of the endorphin release and the overall relaxation effect that massage has, getting a massage has been known to decrease anxiety and depression levels.
If you have never had a massage, and would like to try it, Lauren Kelley of Blissed Out Massage gives each of our members a free 30-minute massage!
Blissed Out Massage is an excellent choice for getting a massage. We encourage you to try it out to complement your workout routine and feel your best!