Athletes have been incorporating massage into their workout and health regimes for decades. Why? Because it is a remarkable tool to assist in healing the damaged tissues from hard workouts.
When you work out hard, whether it’s weight training, cross-fit training, biking, running and training for half marathons, you are pushing soft tissues and bones to work past normal limits. This damages, in a microscopic fashion, the tissues that make up the ligament, tendons, muscles and bones of your body…not to mention the toxins produced that need to be eliminated. These factors in any combination cause the soreness and sometimes pain that one feels the day after, sometimes for a few days after.
Massage boosts the body’s elimination of these toxins and the circulation of the healing blood and oxygen in your body to heal those micro-tears in the tissues.
I have several clients who run half and full marathons relatively routinely several times during the year and they consistently come to me the day of the event (typically three to six hours after they have completed their event) and they feel fantastic the next day. Many comment they have no soreness whatsoever.
Weight trainers and cross-fitters: if you are trying to elevate your physical condition as a whole you can get better results by working massage into your weekly routine and you’ll see how you progress quicker. And feel fantastic!
Of course the best wait to integrate massage into your workout plan is to set up appointments in your planner. Why not call Jodi at Inner Focus Massage & Bodywork right now? 701-238-8257