The benefits of massage are vast. In today’s busy society health and well-being is becoming increasingly important to all of us, no matter what background. Massage, in all its various different forms is an important method in keeping and maintaining a healthy mind and body.
Let’s look at some of the key benefits of having a massage. Massage can promote relaxation within a client. The relaxation may provide a reduction in muscle pain caused by a postural problem or it may simply be that it enables a client to benefit from a good night’s sleep. Relaxation will be key in helping to reduce stress levels.
A massage before activity can be an excellent way to prepare for exercise. This type of massage will help to raise the body temperature which in turn will help the muscles to become more elastic. It will also allow for greater speed and transmission of nerve impulses, therefore assisting your performance.
A massage post exercise can help promote recovery and reduce the effects of DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness). So whether you are an occasional athlete or a regular trainer massage can and will help with your recovery. The massage will improve the circulation to your muscles thus enabling fresh oxygenated blood to be supplied to the muscles and the withdrawal of carbon dioxide and lactic acid. The increase in body temperature will allow muscles to move more freely.