Massage Can Benefit You In The Summer

It looks like the  Summer is finally here and boy has it taken it’s time to arrive, two years with not very good  weather , so now is the time to get out there and enjoy it.I went to see Steve after reading about him in the EDP Norfolk magazine. I have had four visits to date, two of which involved the use of the Bioneuro Dry Therapy System Sigma Q(∑Q)® The difference this has made has been amazing. I feel pain free, more agile and have a more positive outlook. I can enjoy playing golf and gardening without suffering afterwards

Equally important as the season change you must  maintain adequate hydration.

If you’re a Runner, Rider , Gardener or just wanting to take some exercise outdoors, you may be using muscles that you have not used for a while or you may need to make sure your muscles are in peak condition.

Muscles and tissues require lots of fluids, as well as good nutrition to enable them to function properly, to avoid spasms and sprains. whatever your  reasons Massage can help.

A lot of you will know or felt the consequences of The build up lactic acid

For those that don’t, this is when we work or exercise hard, our muscles build up lactic acid, this is normal, but often it  can become lodged within the muscles fibres tissues, causing spasms or strains to occur, it can shorten  our  range of motion as well as creating what people call  “Knots” in the muscle these “Knots are in fact Trigger points where a Nodule has formed on the muscle fibres and is constricting, it can be a very painful experience.”

Working with quite a few Runners and cyclist over the years, knowing you guys, want to push yourselves to achieve  to your Personal Best,that is a great thing and some of our clients have achieved things they should truly be proud of.  It looks like the Summer is finally here and boy has it taken it’s time to arrive, two years with not very good weather , so now is the time to get out there and enjoy it. Equally important as the season change you must maintain adequate hydration. If you’re a Runner, Rider , Gardener or just wanting to take some exercise outdoors, you may be using muscles that you have not used for a while or you may need to make sure your muscles are in peak condition.

In this weather though could You be the ones holding yourselves back ?

What do you think a professional  Sports Massage could do for you ?

Here are some clues !!

A professional massage therapist will apply the right kinds of techniques to muscles and joints to release tightness, cramping, spasms, and constricted Fibre Nodules . This is important to do because these pockets of lactic acid  If not dealt with, can become more toxic to the body.  This causes an inflammatory response by the immune system causing  the pain cycle to  advance. By applying Trigger Point therapy to the area they will be able  help with the removal of  metabolic waste therefore strengthening immune function.  By doing so this will return muscles to their optimal functioning ability. Improving range of motion increasing flexibility and muscle tone, If your in pain you need to get help straight away, a simple thing as a starting point is ICE. Please make sure when you apply an Ice pack you have wrapped it in a tea towel we don't want you burning your skin, apply for 10- 15 minutes every 2-3 hours yes at the outset you may need painkillers to help, but they are not a long term solution. Folks Sports Massage was designed for this sort of intervention and a good Sports Injury Therapist can help. Why do you think Sports people go to them.?

Another thing about your immune system that massage aids is that it helps to support White blood cell proliferation, this is quite complex, but if you would like to know more about this in particular follow this link to find out more.

Massage can also help with relieving  Stress and in hot weather people do get stressed, then comes the  tension headaches, Massage  will help to relieve them, it will then aid your sleep pattern also improve your alertness by reducing fatigue. therefore helping to clear your thinking and concentration.

Massage also releases Endorphins and Dopamine, your bodies natural feel good factors, it will help you to have a better sense of well being, and for some people this can be essential, especially if you suffer from Depression or some of the other effect’s of over or under release of two very powerful natural chemicals in your body,  as it helps control your bodies natural release of your Endorphins and  Dopamine levels.

This lead’s me to one of the other benefits of Massage.

It can help you to feel great, in hot weather we feel sluggish, and although you ladies notice it more, guys also suffer from it, The Swelling in the legs,(Lymphedema) the heat affects our lymphatic system and as it has not got its own pump, legs do swell, massage can help reduce this swelling and help us feel less sluggish, and while we are on the subject of what you ladies and guys notice,

Massage does Enhance your body image. This lead’s me to one of the other benefits of Massage. It can help you to feel great, in hot weather we feel sluggish, and although you ladies notice it more, guys also suffer from it, The Swelling in the legs,(Lymphedema) the heat affects our lymphatic system and as it has not got its own pump, legs do swell, massage can help reduce this swelling and help us feel less sluggish, and while we are on the subject of what you ladies and guys notice, Massage does Enhance your body image.

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