Massage and fitness go together so perfect! Fitness builds and tones our body while massage does the maintenance and ensures the best benefit! In a nutshell, this is how massage and fitness work together:
1. Recovery is enhanced
Massage loosens up the muscles and helps them to recover. Pliability is restored.
2. Sore muscles aren’t as uncomfortable
Massaging and stretching the muscles can help work out the knots, and get the blood flowing again. Inflammation is reduced and the cells recover faster.
3. Muscles work better and move better
Regular exercise puts a strain on your muscles, ligaments and tendons, all worked on during a massage. A good sports massage focuses on the fascia, connective fibers under the skin that help muscles move smoothly and efficiently when they’re in good shape.
4. Helps with flexibility
Muscles get stiff with age. Massage helps loosen muscles and restore flexibility by stretching and lengthening.
5. Massage helps you feel better, both, physically and mentally
Happy endorphins are released from working out and it’s a cortisol reducer as well, relieving stress.
Exercise with proper muscle maintenance provides the best fitness regime!
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Driving to work, sitting at a desk, running errands and keeping up with the speed of life. We stay on the “go” until our tasks are complete and hope that our body can keep up. And if you have kids, that is a whole other strength and energy that we need everyday! Whatever the test of strength, it’s important that we practice self-care to maintain our health. Oxford dictionary defines self-care as, “The practice of taking an active role in practicing one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.” Naturally, you could describe this as having the strength, energy and charisma to get through the day feeling your best. I absolutely believe that the best way to keep up with a healthy body is through fitness. Build strength and endurance through lifting, resistance training and cardiovascular fitness. And help your muscles grow and recover effectively with regular massage and providing your body with the right nutrients. The best way we can take care of our body is all natural. Our body is made up of many different parts that work together. Take the best care of your body by keeping it moving and giving it healthy ingredients! Getting into the habit of loving your well-being is so much fun! It can be a switch, for sure, but a habit that you will easily and happily get into.