From beginning exercise enthusiasts to professional athletes, massage therapy has major benefits regardless of the participant’s fitness level. Athletes of any skill-level can seek enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention and assistance in maintaining peek fitness with regular sessions of massage therapy.
Even in this cold winter weather, it is possible to continue your exercise regime. Massage therapy can help you to stay active year-round.
For individuals who suffer from arthritis during winter weather, simply getting outside to enjoy the cleansing effects of fresh air is no easy task. For arthritis sufferers, massage therapy is able to reduce arthritis-related pain, so that those individuals can enjoy exercise and activity with less pain and discomfort, and increased mobility and range of motion.
Massage has been shown to have countless positive effects including:
- Reducing muscle tension
- Helping athletes monitor muscle tone
- Promoting relaxation
- Increasing range of motion
- Improving soft tissue function
- Decreasing muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
- Improving exercise performance
- Decreasing delayed onset muscle soreness
- Reducing swelling
- Reducing breathing pattern disorders
- Enhancing athletic performance
- Helping prevent injuries
By combining your exercise routine with a massage therapy treatment, you will be able to train longer and harder and make the most of your workout. In fact, many professional athletes cite massage therapy as a key component of their strength and stamina routine.