Top 3 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Weightlifters

Weightlifting tones, strengthens, and develops muscles. It can benefit the body in a number of ways. Greater strength, better posture, and increased stamina are just a few examples. However, weight lifting can also create inflammation and scar tissue adhesions. That’s one of the reasons people report pain and soreness after heavy lifting. Therapeutic massage offers many benefits to the body as weight lifting. Combining the two is a great way to increase the range of motion and help take the pain out of your gain.
 
Range of Motion
 
During a workout, muscle fascia rubs together and gets inflamed, which makes it stiff and tight. Muscle tightness can limit the range of motion and lead to injury. Massage increases the elasticity of the muscles as it releases tension by stretching the fascia around the muscles. Myofascial treatments can break down any scar tissue caused by previous injuries. Increasing your flexibility and range of motion is one of the best ways to prevent any future injuries, too.
 
Speed Up Recovery Time
 
Bodybuilding is a tough sport, and muscles need time to recover between heavy workouts. Maintaining a routine can become difficult if recovery times are too long. Therapeutic massage increases blood circulation. It also releases endorphins, and that happy combination helps the body heal more quickly.
 
Remove Toxins
 
Intense workout regimens can build muscle quickly, but they can also lead to a painful buildup of lactic acid and other toxins in the muscle tissue. Massage clears out those toxins while increasing the flow of nutrients to your muscles.
 
There are many good reasons to combine weightlifting with regular therapeutic massage. The best reason is that it makes all the activities in your life, including bodybuilding, healthier and more enjoyable. Both reduce stress while strengthening the body. With a calm mind and a strong body, we’re properly prepared to more fully experience all that life has to offer.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Ann Arbor, MI today.

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