No one puts more miles on their bodies than runners. This deep strain on your body requires deep recovery work to help you feel your best. Enthusiasts and serious athletes alike now the power of massage for maintenance care and avoiding injury. Massage is essential to a well-rounded lifestyle optimized to keep your body in perfect balance.
There are specific times to get deep tissue massage techniques if you want to boost the benefits of bodywork. Deep compressions improve blood flow to your muscles by stimulating the circulatory system. You’ll get an influx of oxygen-rich blood, which helps flush out the byproducts of hard exercise, and delivers fresh nutrients.
While the circulatory benefits of deep compressions are profound, other benefits of regular sessions include: reduced existing muscle soreness, improved range of motion, and the break up of scar tissue or adhesions that can restrict the movement of your muscles. Because deep tissue compressions and massage release waste products at the cellular level—and may even leave you slightly sore—it’s best to consider them a type of workout. Framing massages as workouts helps you schedule your massages more strategically. Give yourself time to recover from the massage work itself!
If you’re interested in discussing how massage could help you with your active lifestyle, either book an appointment or give us a call at 512 808 0603. We look forward to working with you! 😃