Body massages are great for the
body & soul, and are a wonderful way to relax. They are particularly enjoyable and beneficial after a
good workout. If you are looking for a way to unwind after a strenuous exercise routine then you might
want to consider getting a body massage. All Boomer Beach Fitness clients get a free 15 minute post
When you work out, your muscles become tightly constricted, packing on a lot of
tension. A post workout massage helps your muscles release
this tension and helps them get back to their normal state. This can lead to improved flexibility. Before you
know it, you find it easier to perform everyday tasks that require flexibility, such as bending, carrying
items, squatting and such. If you're a runner then you should request a massage that specifically targets
your hamstrings. Loosening your hamstring muscles will help you gain more endurance and speed as a
Receiving a body massage right after your workout can also
help your muscles in the recovery process. A massage improves the circulation of fluids in your body. When your
bodily fluids are circulating efficiently, nutrients and oxygen are able to reach your muscles and other tissues
better. More oxygen is also delivered to your blood stream, helping you to exercise better.
Constantly tight muscles can eventually lead to pain in different parts of your
body. For instance, if your glutes, quads and hamstrings are always tight then chances are you will develop sore
hips and knees. This soreness and pain can increase overtime and can even lead to serious injury. A post
workout body massage can help you prevent pain and injury by decreasing the soreness of your
muscles after your workout.
Increase In Range Of Motion
When your muscles are in their normal and relaxed state, your joints are also able
to perform in their normal range of motion. However, when your muscles tighten from exercise, this range in
motion becomes lessened. Stretching or receiving a post workout body massage can be beneficial because
they help unlock your muscles so your original range of motion is restored. This is important if you want to
perform your exercises more efficiently. For instance, if swimming is your exercise then a
greater range of motion in your ankles and shoulders can increase your force and speed in the water.
Physical benefits are not the only benefits that a body massage can offer you. It
also has plenty of psychological benefits. For instance, you probably know that a strenuous
workout takes a lot of energy. Why not reward yourself with a luxurious massage
afterward? Having a reward at the end of your hard work keeps you motivated for regular exercise. A body
massage can also relieve mental stress. If you're like many people then you probably find your thoughts going
in a dozen different directions while you are working out. So even as your body is getting conditioned, your
mind is filling up with clutter. A good body massage eliminates the clutter. As a result, you feel more
relaxed and are able to think more clearly.
Lastly, a massage also helps you improve the quality of your sleep. A good night's
sleep prevents fatigue and provides you with energy so you can handle another day of physical activity.