Muscle injuries are more common now than they were in the past. That's not because we're exercising harder than we ever have. In fact it's just the opposite! It's because our society has created a more sedentary environment to exist in, and it's only getting worse.
As we age, our joints tend to tighten, making range of motion and flexibility even more restricted. Massage therapy is a beneficial treatment for maintaining and improving flexibility and range of motion. By working on muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, a regular massage therapy session at Back In Balance Massage & Bodyworks can improve your ability to move. Consequently, you'll be keeping your joints more fluid, and therefore, less prone to injury.
Daily stretching and massage therapy are great ways to relax stressed muscles, stimulate blood flow and improve flexibility. One benefit of stretching is an improvement of blood circulation, which aids in illness recovery and disease prevention. Elongating muscles will also improve posture and your joints' range of motion. Stretching and massage are even more important for someone who is physically active.
BENEFITS OF INCREASED FLEXIBILITY
Stimulates production of the body's natural lubricants
Enhances athletic performance
Helps prevent active lifestyle injuries
Incorporating massage therapy and stretching sessions into a fitness routine will help reduce soreness after a workout. Stretching beforehand will allow greater freedom of movement when exercising and longer workout periods because it helps prevent a buildup of lactic acid in your blood. Regular post-workout massages can then aid in the recovery and relaxation process as well.
To learn even more about the ways in which a massage therapy session at Back In Balance Massage & Bodyworks can personally improve your life, please click this BENEFITS OF MASSAGE link.