Pain After Exercise
Massages at Fulham Massage & Wellness have numerous benefits from helping alleviate pain after exercise as well as preventing injuries. Preparing for a strenuous marathon, working out in the gym, playing golf or cycling during the weekend are just examples of physical activities which tend to leave their marks on our bodies. During exercises accumulation of lactic acids, toxins and waste products fill up our soft tissues, leading to pain after exercises. If left unattended, these natural poisons tend to weaken and tighten muscles, increasing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.
Sports massage doesn’t just feel good. It actually is good for our muscles and joints. Although every massage is beneficial, massage every here and there won’t give as many benefits as regular treatments. Like exercises, the effect is accumulative and those who implement massage therapy into their training regime will always use it to its highest advantage.
Sports Massage in Fulham – why is it right for you?
Sports or deep tissue massages are great for anyone who undertakes exercises, for a number of reasons. It helps you to get fitter in quicker and safer way. Healthy muscles will work harder so it can also be used to boost the performance. Massage in Fulham speeds up a recovery and releases pain after exercise which altogether will prevent injuries. For many people it is also a great treat after workout or competition and therefore will keep them motivated to stay fit.
How does exercise affect the body?
Regular physical activities have positive effects on our bodies. They increase muscle strength, improve work of cardiac and respiratory systems and maintain a healthy weight. Exercises can prevent a lot of serious health problems such as heart attacks, diabetes, obesity, depression, blood clots and many more. Combined with balanced diet and adequate sleep, exercises help to make us feel fresh, healthy and happy.
There are many physiological processes undergoing in our bodies during physical activities. The more regular these activities are, the better our body can cope with their side effects. It is recommended to receive massage treatments from the moment we take up a certain sport, to help the body with recovery.
Playing racket sports can strain and overuse certain muscles; running and jumping can weaken up muscles and joints from constant pounding; lifting weights causes muscle tears which are part of the process of toning up. Sports massage helps our body to recover from all these side effects, eases the pain after exercise and prevents it from leading to a serious injury.
Another challenge to the body is soreness and stiffness. This pain after exercise can be noticed particularly at the beginning of new activity or during an increase in intensity. Fatigued or aching muscles can also develop painful stress points and become excessively tight. When left in this state for a prolonged time, they decrease their ability to stretch and relax causing restrictions in flexibility and increased risk of tears or repetitive strain injury.
How massage can help with pain after exercise
Massage has the biggest effect on cardiovascular and muscular systems. As it dilates blood vessels, it promotes better circulation and lymphatic drainage in and out of the muscles. This helps with the most important part of conditioning – recovery. The body has an ability to rebuild itself quicker and more efficiently. Sports massage also enhances relaxation and release of stiffness associated with pain after exercise. The tissues will have greater elasticity and remain flexible. In case of injuries, sports and deep tissue massage in Fulham enhance the appropriate healing process, leaving less scarring and reducing the risk of injury to reoccur.
Psychological benefits of massage are also very important in staying active. Massage reduces stress, tension, pain after exercise and anxiety. It is particularly beneficial for those who experienced injuries in the past and are worried to do it again. Massage helps to increase body’s awareness and releasing the tension from the muscles on a regular basis often creates a peace of mind. It also encourages a release of “happy hormones” which prolong a “feel good” factor delivered by exercises.
Massages can be used to focus on specific muscles depending upon the type of exercise regime that is being followed. For example, runners may need to focus on their legs while tennis players may benefit from massage for the arms. However, full body massage will always bring the best results as all tissues in our bodies are interlinked.
Other support for Ongoing Care at Fulham Massage & Wellness
During a short consultation with your massage therapist or our on-site physiotherapist, an appropriate treatment plan can be created to facilitate your needs. This involves frequency of the massage in Fulham, right type of massage, techniques, body parts massaged and pressure used - all in order to release pain after exercise in the most efficient way. Your therapist might also advise on adequate stretching or corrective exercises to complement your massage experience.