It's especially beneficial now that I am more physically active. I've been running regularly and in between run days, I try to squeeze Pilates, barre3, or resistance training with our Journey Gym. According to various studies, a good massage after a workout aids in muscle soreness and promotes proper muscle recovery. Yay! :)
In fact, there are more benefits of a good rubdown. This article from Huffington Post is informative on these little-known advantages: (Click the link to find out more about them!)
- A massage manages anxiety and depression.
- It eases pain.
- It promotes healthy sleep.
- It boosts immunity.
- For ladies--It beats PMS.
- It raises alertness.
- It reduces headaches.
- It re-energizes your skin and scalp.
- It eases cancer treatments and the like.
So don't feel guilty the next time you book yourself a massage treatment. As they say, prevention is better than cure. Better take care of yourself now than spend the money on medicines, right?
|I usually just get home massages, but occasionally I get treated with the real deal at The Spa :)|