Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for the Active and Sports People
Regular therapeutic massage is beneficial for active and sports people, as not only does it help to prevent injuries by relaxing the muscles and stretching connective tissue prior to sports training, but also assists in faster post sport recovery and alleviating tension built up from workouts, by removing waste products that exercise creates, such as lactic and carbonic acid.
It is the build-up of lactic acid that makes muscles ache and therapeutic massage helps to remove those waste products faster by stimulating the lymphatic system and which in turn can shorten time-off between workouts.
Regular therapeutic massage also helps to increase the flow of vital nutrients which are necessary for building muscle, improves flexibility of muscles and increases the range of motion, which can help prevent future injuries and ultimately helps to maintain general health and well-being.
There are many benefits of therapeutic massage for active and sports people. In addition to simply relaxing tired and post work out bodies, receiving regular therapeutic massage can directly benefit active and sports people in the following ways:
- Improve circulation
- Relieve muscle tension and pain
- Warms up tissues and major muscle pre event or sports training
- Rids the body of lactic acid and other toxins
- Reducing recovery time between workouts post event or sports training
- Prevent spasms from muscle fatigue
- Reduces stiffness in joints and muscles
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion
- Helping prevent future injuries
Whilst any type of exercise is good for ones general health and well-being, it can take its toll on the body, and therapeutic massage can help alleviate many exercise-related problems and allows for the mind and body to relax and return to a calm state.
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