The benefits of sports massage have been well established, this isn’t just witch doctoring- it’s backed up by scientific research. Sports massage is beneficial to everyone from babies to elderly people- and if you’re a bit of a gym buff there are plenty of great reasons why you should be getting involved.
Here’s how massage can boost your healthy lifestyle…
When you’re going hard at the gym, day in day out, it can be hard on your body. We all know the importance of rest days, however, sometimes that’s not quite enough as you’re really putting your body through its paces.
Vigorous exercise actually causes tiny tears in muscle fibers which leads to inflammation, however research has found that massage reduced the compounds leading to this in the body. It also stimulates the compounds in the body which aid repair, meaning it can both prevent damage and help to improve it simultaneously.
Companies like Massaggi, offer sports massage in London designed for those who want to repair from exercise, so something like this could be worth looking into. The quicker you repair and feel strong and well again, the quicker you can get back out of the gym and keep improving your progress.
Unfortunately sports massage can’t help you to lose weight- to do this you have to create a caloric deficit. However what massage therapy can do is help you improve your shape and tone, since it boosts circulation. If you’re experiencing puffiness and water retention you will look bigger than you are; massage helps circulation which is linked to the lymphatic system and it’s this which is responsible for removing waste fluids from the body.
Massage can also reduce the appearance of cellulite, vigorous sports massage therapy in areas of cellulite can stimulate lymphatic movement which can give you a far smoother look. So as well as feeling great, massage can help you to look
more svelte, even if it doesn’t directly cause the burn of calories or removal of fat. Another way you can speed up this process is to drink more water. It might seem counterintuitive, but staying well hydrated can help flush your system of waste, plus it will benefit just about every cell in your body.
We all know that good health is about more than just the body, but the mind too. Getting into a good frame of mind can help you to set and achieve your goals, push yourself, and generally feel good. Massage releases endorphins which are the brain’s ‘feel-good’ chemicals, meaning after a good massage you will actually feel happier. It helps you to unwind and releases tension, and is a fantastic way to include relaxation time into your week.
Massage isn’t like a magic treatment that can make you thinner and stronger-these are things you have to do yourself with hard work. However, massage can certainly help you on your journey, helping you to repair more quickly, remove waste fluids in the body, and help you to relax and rejuvenate.
WOULD YOU LIKE A SPORTS MASSAGE?
If you live locally and would like a sports massage in London then please visit Massaggi today. Ben Pianese specializes in helping her clients escape discomfort and move pain-free.