Ah, exercise. Lungs burning, muscles screaming, sweat dripping. That intense focus that comes over you as you push your body to its limits and the sweet relief as you come to your cool down and stretch…
Improve your gains with Sports Massage.
Ah, exercise. There is nothing quite like it. Lungs burning, muscles screaming, sweat dripping. That intense focus that comes over you as you push your body to its limits and the sweet relief as you come to your cool down and stretch. Meanwhile, those mood-boosting endorphins are powering through your body, making you feel like you own the world.
Are you serious about your training and exercise? Do you have an athletic goal in mind? Whether it’s shifting a few extra kilos to become the healthiest version of yourself or pushing your fitness to become the strongest you have ever been, there is one thing that they have in common… recovery!
Did you know that recovery is actually what makes the most difference to your gains when it comes to your athletic goals? It’s true. It’s not burning the calories at the gym or on the road that makes the biggest impact. It’s your recovery time! While you exercise you are putting your body under stress and creating tiny tears in the muscle tissue. The recovery process is where your body rebuilds those fibers, fires your metabolism, and you become stronger and fitter. Sounds pretty neat, right? This process is so crucial that without proper recovery your body can slip into over-training where your sleep, hormones, and mood are negatively affected, and your training and progress suffer as a result. Some other signs of inadequate recovery and over-training include excessive muscle soreness, increased illness or injury, and even weight gain (but I’m burning thousands of calories?! How can this be possible?). Good recovery is essential to keep your body in a healthy equilibrium. It doesn’t like extremes and will let you know when it is under too much stress.
How to have the best recovery possible and why you need Sports Massage in your training routine.
While there are a few different ways you can recover, a favorite of ours is Sports Massage. These techniques have been designed to reduce recovery time and enhance athletic performance. It can also become part of your regular athletic program including pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment.
Here are some of the amazing benefits that a sports massage can have on the body.
- Reduce the chance of injury through proper stretching of deep tissue.
- Improve range of motion and flexibility
- Shorten recovery time between workouts.
- Maximize the supply of nutrients and oxygen by increasing blood flow.
- Enhance elimination of toxins that build up from exercise through lymphatic drainage.
- Before an event, it can help accelerate blood flow and warm up the muscles.
- After an event, it helps to calm the body and rid itself of toxins and waste products.
- It can reduce recovery time, allowing an athlete to resume training much sooner.
We are committed to your training.
Tara massage is conveniently located close to many gyms in the local area of Northbridge. You can check them out here. Why not walk over after a workout and have a relaxing sports massage to get your blood flowing and jumpstart your recovery? If you are new to Sports Massage, a good rule of thumb, depending on your training program, is one every second week. Make sure to give your body some love. Look after your recovery and you will be crushing your goals in no time.