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Faster recovery between workouts
Massage “increases the percentage of repairing muscle fibres,” according to a 2015 study by researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh, especially when done right after exercise.
Massage can be an important tool for recuperation time between intensive workouts, according to Dr. Melissa Leber, assistant professor of orthopaedics and emergency medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine.
“When you’re training extremely hard, like a U.S. Open athlete,” she explained, “you’re trying not only to stay motivated and determined, but also to recover in between these rigorous workouts.”
According to a 2015 study by experts from Ohio State University and the University of Pittsburgh, massage “increases the proportion of regenerating muscle fibres,” especially when done shortly after exercise.
According to Dr. Melissa Leber, assistant professor of orthopaedics and emergency medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and director of Emergency Department Sports Medicine, massage can be a vital tool for recovery time between intense workouts.
One of the most important advantages of using massage in your workout program is that it helps you heal faster from injuries.
It depends on the type of damage, but many injuries cause muscles to constrict. Any type of strain or sprain causes the muscles to shorten, and when they heal, they mend tight – tighter than they were before.
After an accident, massage is extremely useful because it loosens up the muscles and helps restore them to their original architecture — their original length.
Massage therapists can help customers heal faster after an injury because they understand how musculature should look and act and can tailor the treatment and rehab to the person.
Massage can also assist avoid additional damage by relaxing those muscles and releasing tension or tightness.
It accomplishes this by addressing extensibility, or your muscles’ and soft tissue’s ability to stretch.
Massage increases blood flow to the area, allowing muscles to expand a little further over time.
Due to improved blood flow, muscles that have been loosened after a massage can also make stretching throughout your workout more fluid.
That could be an excellent method to avoid injuries in and of itself.
Addressing stress, depression and anxiety
Massage has been shown to aid with depression and anxiety symptoms, and experts agree that it can improve a person’s overall health by lowering stress levels.
In fact, getting a break from technology is one of the stress-relieving benefits of massage. It allows people to disconnect from their phones, laptops, and other internet distractions such as social media.
With less stress, sticking to workout routines can seem that little bit more manageable.
Motivation can sometimes be a finite resource and lowering stress can help preserve some of this motivation for getting up and into the gym.
Contact out friendly team on 8578 6544 to book your next massage and help get more out of your workouts!