The Benefits of Massage Therapy in Muscle Recovery
The role of recovery in the body is to...
- Repair tissue, muscles, tendons, bone, and cartilage
- Allow glycogen (fuel) levels to be replenished
- Remove metabolic waste from the tissue and cells
- Restore hormones
- Restore nutrients and minerals in the body
- Improves the immune system
- Restores neural function
… just to name a few. There are many known elements of recovery, such as adequate rest, optimum sleep, foam rolling, eating well, proper hydration and stretching. All of these elements are important, however have you considered adding regular massage by a licensed professional to your routine? If not, here are some viable reasons to consider it as part of your repertoire.
Massage Therapy has been proven to...
- Increase the rate of muscle fiber repair
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduce muscle tension
- Improve soft tissue function
- Increase range of motion
- Reduce various adhesions and scar tissue
- Increase circulation of blood and nutrients
- Promote relaxation
- Decrease delayed onset muscle soreness