Massage as part of a healthy lifestyle

massage, healthy, lifestyle, stress, painThose who keep fit understand the benefits of good nutrition and exercise. Occasional gym goers to more serious athletes will also benefit from adding a regular massage to their routines.

Massage and Exercise

Exercise offers improved mobility and flexibility for joints and muscles. Massage therapy can help improve overall body conditioning. In addition to exercise, a massage session improves circulation, mobility and speeds up muscle recovery.

Having a massage therapist visit your home or office, can be a beneficial part of your fitness regime, whether you are new to sport or a professional sportsperson.

Those who are serious about their sport will already know that a regular massage can help relieve soreness and stiffness and in turn mean that their body is less likely to suffer from injuries when pushed harder.

You can maximise your training sessions by being in peak condition. Heavily exercised and fatigued muscles are less able to relax and a massage can help the blood flow through tight muscles and help them work more efficiently.

Massage and Diet

Massage can benefit a healthy eating plan. A balanced diet is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, mineral and good fats. But many diets are jeopardized by the hormone Cortisol. This is triggered by stress and slows down the digestive system.

Weight loss becomes sluggish when the body is concentrating on fighting the stress rather than digesting food, which means that your body can hold on and store fat. Massage therapy can help you unwind, relax and relieve stress.

As a result, this brings down Cortisol levels in the body and maintains them, helping to achieve weight loss results and a speedier digestive system. As well as this, massage can work well with juicing diets to stimulate the detoxification process and speed up the results.

If your body is functioning in its optimal state, exercise and diet become a quicker and easier process. Massage for general wellbeing and body function, can help with this. Regular fitness and good nutritional choices are only part of a healthy lifestyle and good wellbeing.

Releasing bodily stress through massage can help your fitness and diet goals. If you feel more alert, awake, refreshed and happier, you are more likely to focus and achieve your goals, whether they be weight loss, improved athletic performance, training for an event or general improved fitness and flexibility.