Top 3 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Weightlifters

When pursuing your weight training strength plan, it can be easy to become so focused on posture, the strength level you have achieved, your goals, etc.; that you neglect your mental and muscular need for rejuvenation. Incorporating massage therapy into a weightlifting routine has been shown to increase overall health, strength, and stamina.

Optimize
Working your muscles through repetitive weight training exercises creates small tears in the muscles. The body repairing these small tears is what increases overall muscle mass. Optimal strengthening and development can be achieved by incorporating massage therapy to your body’s natural healing process. Massage helps to stimulate the circulation to the muscle and improve the healing. Professional athletes have learned that massage therapy improves their performance, and it can do the same to help you achieve your personal goals.

Heal
We all know the pain of “overdoing it” – working the muscle so vigorously that you are slowed down or sidelined by injury. If you have pushed too hard, massage therapy is a good solution to help your body heal and to ease the pain. Be sure to discuss any injured areas with your massage therapist, so he or she can help you get back to your regular lifting regimen more quickly. Massage will also improve the flexibility of the muscles and your range of motion, making it less likely for you to injure yourself again.

Rest
Finally, don’t underestimate the benefit of brief periods of complete rest. Your muscles require rest and recovery, and your mind can benefit from some down time too. Pressure to reach your goals, focused dedication to lifting properly, striving to reach that next benchmark – added to the other stresses of everyday life – can begin to wear you down in subtle ways. You may not notice the toll all this is taking on your routine until you hit a wall. Massage therapy can be insurance against hitting that wall by providing regular muscle and mental relaxation to get your body and brain ready to tackle the next phase of your training as a stronger, complete athlete.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Ashburn, VA today.

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