What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy After Working Out?
What steps do you take after working out to relieve muscle pain, discomfort, and soreness? While there are many options to consider, massage therapy is by far one of the best.
Massage therapy is a highly effective technique that helps relax and rejuvenate the body after a rigorous workout. It is a great way to treat sore muscles, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and relieve pain, among other benefits. Here are some of the top benefits of massage therapy after working out:
1. Reduces muscle soreness: After an intense workout, the muscles can become sore and painful. Massage therapy can help reduce muscle soreness by promoting blood flow, increasing oxygen and nutrient delivery to the muscles, and releasing tension and stiffness.
2. Improves flexibility: Stretching and massage therapy can help increase joint range of motion, reduce muscle tightness, and improve flexibility. This can help prevent injuries and improve overall performance.
3. Enhances recovery: Massage therapy can help speed up recovery by reducing inflammation, promoting muscle relaxation, and increasing the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers.
Consider scheduling a post-workout massage the next time you hit the gym. You may be surprised at the benefits it brings to your life.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.