Regular massage therapy can improve your flexibility and range of motion, by working on muscles, connective tissues, joints, ligaments and tendons. As we age our joints stiffen up, restricting our range of motion and flexibility. We are more sedentary today than years back; therefore, muscle injuries are more common. We also don’t have as much time as we would like and need for relaxation and stress relief. Life is hectic and demands are high, so all the more reason to take time out and recharge with some spa treatments and massage therapy at a day spa.
Massage therapy is an excellent way to relax stressed muscles and stimulate blood flow offering more flexibility. Stretching also has advantages. Stretching improves blood circulation which helps aid recovery from illness and disease prevention. It can also help improve posture and your joints range of motion by stretching out the muscles. Massage and stretching are important for those who are physically active, because loose muscles are less prone to sprains and strains.
Benefits of massage on Range of Motion
- Can enhance athletic performance
- Helps prevent active lifestyle injuries by staying flexible
- Stimulate the production of the body’s natural lubricants, keeping flexibility at a maximum.
Stretching and massage should be a part of your workout routine. This is important for reducing soreness after a workout. Most individuals stretch before any kind of fitness routine. Athletes always stretch before a game. Stretching beforehand allows for more freedom of movement when exercising. Post workout massages help the recovery and relaxation process. It’s a win win!
Even if you are not an exercise buff or an athlete, the benefits of massage and stretching can help you with just moving around every day by staying limber and keeps your circulation flowing.