Benefits of Massage & Movement

Benefits of Massage & MovementHello and welcome to November’s blog. This month I am talking to you about the benefits of massage and movement. If you haven’t already introduced movement to your life, or increased your daily movement, why wait until the new year? Today is the best day to start!

It is nearly impossible for everyone at every time to take regular and proper care of their body, or to have no ongoing issues to recover from or manage. There are also times when things go awry. There will be occasions where you are just a little too enthusiastic about the sport or activity in which you are participating, meaning you need to take a little time out from being so active.

So that is where regular massage comes into play. If you are somewhat active, you don’t do anything overly repetitive in your job. Or you make time for self-care, you probably will not be needing me any time soon.

However, if you DO have a repetitive or tiring job, or are active regularly, then it is a good idea to prehab your body rather than rehab. If you would like to read a little more about prehab and rehab, check out the following blogs I wrote last year:

https://astralfitness.co.uk/injury-rehab-part-one/

https://astralfitness.co.uk/injury-rehab-part-two/

https://astralfitness.co.uk/injury-rehab-part-three/

Massage is an excellent mode of prehab, enabling us both to find niggly areas in your body and getting them sorted out before they develop into an acute or chronic pain situation.

There are several other benefits to regular massage and here are just some:

  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Resolved aches and pains
  • Better skin condition
  • Faster recovery from intense workouts and activities
  • Maintain sporting condition in deload and recovery weeks
  • Increase joint range of motion
  • Improve mobility and flexibility (which aren’t the same, read about it here https://astralfitness.co.uk/mobility/ )
  • Heal scarring after an accident, injury, or operation
  • Increase serotonin flow and production
  • Understand how to aid and prevent pain in the future

If you would like more information about healthy movement in your life, I would be honoured if you would join my new Facebook group to help you with your mobility and movement goals www.facebook.com/groups/masteringmobility doors open on 5th January!

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s blog, and remember if you need help with moving more, email me at [email protected], or your muscles are hurting and nothing else is cutting it, you can book in online for a massage at www.astralfitness.co.uk

See you next time, Chloe.

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