Enjoy an Active Summer with Massage Therapy
Want to have an active and fun summer but your muscles and joints ache at the thought? Massage therapy is one of the best things to help you get back outdoors with biking, hiking, running, and other fun-in-the-sun activities. Along with regular exercise, good sleep, and proper nutrition, massage therapy is the secret ingredient to having a healthier summer.
Most people think massages are a luxury to help one relax. Indeed, it is relaxing, however it goes beyond those stress-busting benefits. Massage helps improve circulation throughout your entire body. As it does so, it brings oxygen to your cells and relieves fatigue. Your muscles, bones, and all those connective tissues will work in harmony once again.
To get the most out of your massage, these tips will help!
– Tell your massage therapist about health issues and concerns
If you have a health condition, it’s important to make this clear before the massage. If something in particular hurts or feels stiff, tell them that too. Your massage therapist can help bring relief to these areas.
– It’s ok to speak up
During the massage, if you’re uncomfortable from the temperature in the room, the degree of pressure being applied, music, or have any allergies to certain oils or lotions, say something. Your massage is supposed to be tuned into your needs and your massage therapist will be glad to help.
– Let yourself unwind
Some people have a hard time relaxing, even during a massage. Simply release your mind and body. If you find yourself tensing up, focus on your breathing which will help you relax and enjoy the massage.
– It shouldn’t hurt
Have you ever had a massage that hurt? Massages don’t need to hurt to be effective. If your massage therapist is applying too much pressure to an area, let them know. Conversely, if you want them to knead harder on your back for example, be sure to communicate that as well.
– Have enough water before and after
One of the best things about massage is that it helps boost circulation and flushes toxins all at once. The lymphatic system is engaged in this process. To make your massage even more effective, have extra water before it begins. Don’t forget to have more water after the massage ends to finish flushing away those toxins and freeing your body.
– Don’t waste time waiting
You’ve got plenty to do, that’s for sure. And yes, you have time for a massage even if you don’t think you do. If you don’t have to drive somewhere and sit in a waiting room, you’ll have even more time for that massage and all the other things you want or need to do.
With In Your Home Therapy, we specialize in coming to you with our professional massage services. Relieve aches and pains, improve mobility and circulation, help muscles recover and prevent injuries, all with a massage in the comfort of your home. Schedule one today!