How Remedial Massage Can Help Relieve Pain After Exercise
Whether you are a professional athlete or simply like to work out regularly to stay in shape, you’ve probably dealt with exercise-related issues such as sore muscles and joints, stiffness, a sore neck, and even headaches in the aftermath of your workout. Whilst all this is simply part and parcel of keeping fit and often means that you’ve worked out well, there’s no reason for you to pay a painful price for trying to stay healthy. Let’s look at how remedial massage can help you recover quickly from exercise-related ailments from circuits, weights, running, cycling or rowing.
Relief of Soreness: Release the muscle skin and Pump Blood.
There has been a lot of research to suggest that myofascial (muscle skin) remedial massage can help sore muscles recover. In addition, studies have shown that having a remedial massage after a workout can actually help muscles to become fitter at a faster rate, allowing you to see your hard work pay off even sooner. In one study, researchers had eleven men take part in some rigorous exercise that would usually leave you feeling stiff and sore for a couple of days afterwards. Then, they had a 10-minute massage on one leg, which found that massage helps to reduce inflammation after a workout and activated genes that promoted mitochondria creation, which helps to improve with fitness. We always encourage a massage before a major event.
Headache Relief: Increase oxygen and nutrients while eliminating toxins.
If you tend to suffer from a headache right after exercise, it could be down to several reasons, including dehydration and muscle tightness in the back and neck. Along with drinking plenty of water to replace that lost through sweating, a massage can also provide significant headache relief. Remedial massage that focuses on the neck, shoulders and head will help to ease the pressure-build up and relax muscle spasms, providing a lot of pain relief and leaving you feeling free and relaxed.
Relief from Sore Joints:
Lastly, exercise can often cause short-term joint soreness in the toes, fingers and shoulders, especially if you have an underlying condition that weakens the joints such as arthritis. Whilst it’s usually only temporary and will improve as you get stronger, there’s no need to suffer – a massage can help to relieve pain and stiffness in the joints caused by exercise. In turn, stronger and more relaxed joints can also contribute to better, more productive workouts in the future. Opt for a remedial massage to knead away your pain and encourage your joints to loosen up.