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Three Benefits of a Post-Workout Massage:

Relax those muscles!
By Expert Tips
Date: October 31 2017
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Regular physical exercise is important for your health and fitness. However, anybody who works out on a daily basis will know that over time, it can also take a toll on your body and muscles. Whether you prefer cardio, weight training, or try to keep it balanced by doing a combination of the two, you’ve probably woken up at least once in the morning feeling stiff and sore after your stint in the gym the day before. Contrary to popular belief, the point of going to the gym and working out isn’t so that you can feel pain afterwards. So, if you’re sore and tender after your workout, here are some great reasons to try massage therapy.

1. Pain Relief

One of the simplest reasons to treat yourself to a post-workout massage is the proven impact that many types of massage therapy can have when it comes to relieving pain and soreness. Even if you’ve only just walked out of the gym and are feeling great, bear in mind that working out often causes delayed-onset muscle soreness, so there’s a high chance you’ll be feeling a little bit worse for wear the next morning. A deep-tissue massage can help to relax and loosen your muscles after working out, aiding with the healing process, and often making all the difference between a few hours or a few days of recovery.

2. Muscle Relaxation

Muscle tension can be caused by a range of different reasons, including physical stress, mental stress, a bad posture, and even working out a lot. Whatever is causing muscle tension for you, the main thing that everybody can agree on is that too much constant muscle tension is never good for you. After a good workout, indulging in a sports massage or deep tissue massage will help you to loosen up; massage therapy is one of the best and most effective ways to work out built-up tension.

Bear in mind that holding too much tension in your muscles for too long can lead to several different health problems. So, a massage won’t just help you to feel better; it can also improve your overall health and well-being significantly. If you’re feeling tenser after working out, get in touch with heavenandearthmassage.co.uk.

3. Stress Relief

Whilst there is no denying that exercise itself can be a great form of stress relief. If you are really pushing yourself, then it’s going to create quite the cocktail of hormones in your body. To some degree, the stress that working out can cause can be a good thing; it’ll help you to push yourself to become stronger, faster, and more resilient. However, too much of a good thing is always possible and the healthy, motivational pressure of a workout can cause bad stress. A relaxing massage can help you to get back in control of your stress levels and get back out of the workout mindset once you’re done in the gym.

Have you tried massage after working out? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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