Benefits Of Massage Between Training Sessions
Regardless of your age, sex and chosen sport, massage has many benefits for professional and amateur athletes.
Committing to regular training week in, week out can take its toll both physically and mentally. If you’ve never thought about massage before, keep reading to discover the benefits it can have between training sessions.
#1 Massage improves post-workout recovery
Studies have shown that having a massage improves post-workout recovery times. This is achieved by the activation of two types of muscle gene, which helps to reduce inflammation and increase energy in your muscle cells.
You don’t need to spend hours getting your massage treatment either, even a short massage will deliver the desired effects and prevent you from those days where you ache like mad all over and just have to put up with it.
#2 Ease any niggling injuries
My hot lava shell massages are great for treating any aches and pains, whether they’re related to exercise or not. By stimulating your circulation and easing away knotted tension points, a massage can get to the root of any persistent niggles you may have, leaving you feeling looser and ready to tackle your next session head-on.
#3 Better energy flow throughout your body
A massage treatment will also free up a better energy flow throughout your body. Tight and knotted muscles can create ‘blockages’ when it comes to how your body’s natural energy is able to pass through your body. After a massage, you’ll feel the benefit of this in your day-to-day life as well as your training sessions.
#4 An added feeling of wellbeing
We all know that regular exercise has a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Massage complements the good work you’re doing in the gym or out pounding the parks/pavements by giving you a better overall balance. How many times have you tried to talk yourself out of a training session, even though you were physically capable of doing it?Whether you’re training twice a day or just once a week, bringing your mind and body back in synch will have a positive effect on every area of your life, including your workouts.
#5 Gain a competitive edge
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to have a competitive streak. For example you might be running a 10K with friends and want to beat them all. When you’re able to recover faster from training sessions, reduce inflammation, ease any little annoying injuries and improve the energy flow throughout your body by having massage treatments, these things can all add up to give you that little performance boost you’re looking for.
The reason I use hot lava shells is that they increase blood flow to any troublesome areas and the heat also helps to speed up the delivery of vitamins and minerals your body needs.
If you’ve not had a massage between training sessions before, hopefully the five benefits listed above will convince you to give it a try. Here’s a quick recap:
- Speed up your recovery time
- Soothe any niggling injuries
- Improve the energy flow through your body
- Achieve a better balance between your mind and body
- Improve your performance
Take a look at my range of hot lava shell massage treatments now to find one that suits you.