Why it’s important to get a massage as an athlete…
Your athletic body needs a massage every month and twice if you’re preparing for a race!
I don’t know about you but after a race or tough week of conditioning my body and mind are screaming for a massage! As athletes we are so vigilant about training and educated in nutrition practices so why is it that we continually over look and are not committed to regular massages? I suspect many athletes don’t even think about massage as a part of their training program and certainly don’t regularly get one right before the big event! One only needs to go as far as the internet to study the effects of exercise on the body, how to fuel your body for competition and what the latest and greatest workout is to get your body faster, leaner and stronger but what if I told you that you could get some of the same benefits from massage therapy? The benefits are many and not limited to helping with muscle soreness and fatigue but include rapid removal of metabolic waste, improved pulmonary function by loosening tight respiratory muscles, promotes circulation and lowers blood pressure.
Do you find yourself in a seemingly constant state of healing from an injury? Massage therapy works great as a preventative program by keeping muscles flexible, decrease muscle adhesion and get the blood and oxygen flowing throughout the body and flush out toxins.
Be the best athlete you can be, stretch your limits, take that extra long run, exercise to exhaustion on your stationary bike and sign up for that big race just keep that massage appointment on your calendar! It’s just one more very important tool you should use to get your body stronger and faster out on the course.
Affinity Salon & Spa is located in Saint Joseph, MI at 439 Upton Drive – Call today and make an appointment with Kelly – 269.982.4166