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 like plants and all living things, it is 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.
In this weather though could You be the ones holding yourselves back ?
What do you think a professional Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage could do for you ?
Here are some clues !!
A Neuromuscular Therapy Session with a professional therapist, they 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,
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.
Neuromuscular Therapy can also help with relieving Stress and in hot weather people do get stressed, then comes the tension headaches, it 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.
Neuromuscular Therapy 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 Neuromuscular Therapy
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,