Learn how to relax your muscles after your workout.
There is no doubt that the practice of physical exercises is extremely important for your health and fitness. However, if you don’t take care of your body after your regular workout, it is possible that your body and muscles might be tense or injured.
Whether you prefer cardio, weight training, or try to mix physical exercises, you’ve probably felt sore after going to the gym.
Despite the popular belief, if you are feeling pain after practising exercises, it does not mean that they are making an effect.
So, if you want to know how to take care of your body after your regular workout, have a look at some benefits that a post-workout massage can have in your daily life.
1. MUSCLE RELAXATION
Physical stress, mental stress, bad posture, extreme workouts, and many other reasons can cause muscle tension.
No matter the reason you’re feeling your muscles tenser, the main thing that everybody can agree on is that too much frequent muscle tension is never good for you.
After a good workout, indulging in a sports massage or deep tissue massage will help you to feel more relaxed.
Massage therapy is one of the best and most efficient ways to relieve tension.
2. STRESS RELIEF
We all know that practicing exercise is a great way to alleviate the stress accumulated from the daily routine.
However, if you are really pushing yourself, then it is likely that will create a mix of hormones in your body.
Even though some level of stress during your workout can be a good motivation to make you feel more strong and resilient, too much pressure can be harmful to your health.
A relaxing massage can help you to get back in control of your stress levels and maintain a good balance in your mindset.
3. PAIN RELIEF
The various types of massage therapy can have a good impact when it comes to relieving pain and soreness, so why not indulge yourself in a post-workout massage?
Even though you are not feeling pain after your regular workout, sometimes, it takes a while for the muscle to be tense or sore.
A deep-tissue massage can help to relax and loosen your muscles after working out.
Also, it can help with the healing process, and usually makes all the difference between a few hours or a few days of recovery.
DOES REMEDIAL MASSAGE CAN HELP TO REMOVE LACTIC ACID?
There is a myth that Remedial Massage can help to liberate toxins from your body and also the excess of lactic acid.
In fact, the likelihood of lactic acid being removed from the body through massage is low since the body already has an incredible mechanism for naturally removing lactic acid.
The majority of lactate will be naturally removed by the body within the first hour after strenuous exercise.
Also, lactic acid is not responsible for muscle soreness nor does it impact performance.
Moreover, Simeon Cairns, an authority on Health Sciences, says “It should not be taken as fact that lactic acid is the deviant that impairs exercise performance.”
A gentle massage can be beneficial to your body.
Research shows that massage can alleviate the effects of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscles Soreness) by 30% and decrease inflammation. It helps with perceived soreness but trigger point therapy and deep tissue massage over areas where DOMS is present is not recommended in the first 4 days.
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