MASSAGE IS NOT A LUXURY IT'S A NECESSITY FOR HEALTHY, ACTIVE PEOPLE
It's DAY FIVE of our Spring Fitness Tips - 30 days of our Favourite Fitness Tips
MASSAGE, FOAM ROLLERS AND BODY BOLSTERS
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massages frequently can do even more. It can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain.
Making time for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan.
Sports massage therapy can help a person manage stress. When a person receives a sports massage, their body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins. Endorphins are released by two centers of the brain known as the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, and they act as the body's natural pain reliever. Endorphins that are released due to receiving a sports massage help to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief, improve mood and enhance a person's state of well-being.
Massage appointments are available with Katrina Lim at our studio.
Are you often sore after working out? Do you have tight muscles? If so, consider adding myofascial release to your fitness routine. Fascia — the soft tissue component of connective tissue — can become restricted due to overuse from exercise and stress, resulting in muscle pain, tension and diminished blood flow. Myofascial release techniques can help alleviate this pain and increase blood flow by massaging the tissue. A foam roller is an almost-magical tool for myofascial release: Using it against your overused muscles will create your very own deep tissue massage — no massage table required!
The Body Bolster is an effective self-help tool to release muscle tension and relax the back.
Unwind and loosen up by lying on the floor or bed and placing the bodybolster in tight, rigid areas like the neck, mid-back, lower back and feel the tension release in moments.
Doing this nightly helps to reverse the forward position we typically hold during the course of the day, helping to maintain a healthy spine and joints.
The bodybolster’s unique combination of firmness and flexibility allows your muscles to yield and relax- the perfect way to end every day.