Massage Therapy and Exercise
Amanda Tune, RMT - Registered Massage Therapist
With a new year comes goals of prioritizing our health. Many people adopt new fitness programs and regimes. I often find that when people begin or increase their physical activities, there is a misconception that their body will be less sore. If you are using your muscles more often, they will generally be tighter and possibly more sore. This doesn’t mean they aren’t getting stronger and healthier, it simply means the muscles need some extra care.
Massage Therapy has a lot of benefits for people who are active. They include:
Increased circulation: Massage increases blood flow and helps remove toxins from the body.
Decreased risk of injury: Loosening the muscles helps them to contract properly during use. This allows the muscles to function properly. Muscles that work properly, and aren’t too tight, are less prone to injury.
Encourages rest and relaxation: Resting your body is an important part of keeping it healthy. Proper sleep helps muscles recover. Massage increases the release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone that makes you feel sleepy.
If you exercise, consider adding Massage Therapy as a self-care tool to help your body stay happy and healthy. To book a massage, call Wellness for the Body at 905.465.4595 or book online at wellnessforthebody.com.