April 05, 2017 by Jordan Nunziato
Yes, you’re busy. And yes the thought of bundling up and heading into the cold may make you want to stay bundled up on your sofa. However, we happen to believe that now is a great time to make an appointment with your massage therapist.
Why, you ask? Well, we have five reasons why thanks to Dr. Michael Cembroski, author of “The Top Five Reasons You Should Get a Massage”.
Below is Cembroski’s top five list!
1. Improves Sleeping Habits
Lack of sleep can leave you feeling tired, drained, and unfocused. It can also cause poor cognitive function and a weakened immune system.
2. Relieves Muscle Soreness
You know the soreness you feel the days after a tough workout? That feeling is referred to as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). DOMS is a product of inflammation caused by microscopic tears in connective tissue, resulting in pain. These tears are good, as they help rebuild muscle, but getting stronger doesn’t have to be painful. Massages can help decrease the symptoms of DOMS by flushing inflammation from the tissue and relieving the pressure acting on the pain receptors
3. Reduces Injury Risk
Heavily exercised muscles can lose their ability to relax, resulting in a loss of flexibility. This creates a high risk for connective tissue injury. Massages improve blood flow to tissue, aiding in the removal of metabolic waste, increasing oxygen supply, eliminating lactic acid build up, and improving cellular nutrition.
4. Speeds Recovery Time
Unfortunately, injuries happen. When they do, a registered massage therapist (RMT) can help speed up your recovery. The formation of scar tissue is the body’s natural response to injury. Massages work to break up that scar tissue and flush out inflammation.
5. Decreases Anxiety and Improves Well-being
The body is only as strong as the mind. In some cases, a stressed athlete is just as hindered as an injured athlete. Fear, anticipation, and worry are all physical reactions to experiencing stress. This results in a change in parasympathetic activity. The fight or flight response kicks in, blood pressure and heart rate increase, adrenaline begins to rush, and cortisol production goes through the roof. Massages can reverse these effects by slowing heart rate and decreasing blood pressure.
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