Massage and workout, in the same sentence? Absolutely. Whether you work out on a daily basis or are a weekend warrior, massage should be a regular part of your fitness routine.
Most of us think of massage as a treat, something we do to reward ourselves. However, it has many benefits to the mind and body, all of which will help you reach and maintain your fitness goals.
If you are working on leaning out, regular massages can improve your lymphatic system, which helps fat exit your body through methods such as sweating.
Building stronger, bigger muscles requires for them to first breakdown and then repair. The breakdown part you take care of at the gym by lifting. The repair part, however, is as important and arguably more so. Getting a massage on a weekly basis and/or directly after your toughest workout can help reduce lactic acid, which causes the “sore” feeling and speed up the repair process. You may already be taking amino acids to help with the repair process or other products. By improving your blood flow, massage can also help your muscles get the good stuff you are feeding them quicker.
If you have an injury or a chronic ache, a massage can be just what you need to heal quicker. While it is always important to check with a doctor first, physicians often will recommend massage to you!
We don’t like to brag, but… at JLounge, we have some of the best massage therapists in Boulder! Knowledgeable and calming, they will help you get the results you want.