Whether you are just getting back into a regular exercise program, or you are preparing to run a marathon, massage therapy can be another tool in your health toolbox. Studies have shown that getting a massage after exercise can help by reducing the tensions in your muscles and it also decreases the amount of muscle stiffness one can get after intense exercise.
What else can massage therapy do to make your exercise routine more effective? It has been shown that massage after exercise and even in between session can improve you soft tissue function and increase your range of motion.
If you look at Olympic athletes, you may have noticed cupping marks on their body during an event. That is because they have had a massage therapy session which uses special glass cups that help bring blood flow to the area in order to keep things flexible and to reduce any strain or swelling on that area.
I, myself have participated in giving massages to elite athletes right after they compete in major sporting events. They are often exhausted and in pain because they have used up every ounce of energy their bodies had to give. A massage is the best way to prevent their bodies from seizing up, and to let them be able to move around comfortably the day after a big event.
I am happy to become a part of your regular exercise routines, and should you need it, I am also a Personal Trainer.