The high power of stretching combined with massage
If you are a person who is active, stretching and massage might work really well for you. The most obvious is they both work with the muscles, having a positive effect on them, allowing the tissues to soften and gain flexibility, as well as assisting to achieve that overall feeling of well-being throughout the torso. Used jointly they can serve to stave off injuries, muscle fatigue, aid in quicker healing (micro tears) from physical exercises, and increase blood flow.
Let’s talk about stretching first. I get asked if it is best to stretch before or after an activity. Personally, I have done, the combination of before and after a workout and also just stretched afterwards. Optimally, before and after is always the best scenario. I understand the whole time crunch dilemma, so if time is an issue, after a workout is your next best option.
Nowadays, if you are stuck in front of a computer for hours on end, taking a break and making out some stretching would be the best time for you and your body will welcome the disruption of work. Nevertheless, if you are performing the combination and setting out with stretching before your activity, then it’s important to break your muscles a five-minute warm up. This will help prevent harm to your muscles while stretching them. It can be equally simple as jumping jacks, a quick walk, or sweeping your arms.
Fundamentally, do what it takes to bring your heart rate up where you can sense your body temperature rising. Lately I have been stretching only after my workouts and have found them to be very beneficial. I am less sore the next couple of days and seem to be less prone to pulling a muscle during future workouts. I target the muscles I worked out that day and really feel it has helped in keeping my body healthy.
Stretching and massage can help to increase flexibility in your muscles, fascia, connective tissue and joints.
The muscle and joints have a tendency to grow stiff and inflexible with age, so implementing a regular stretching or yoga routine can really help to alleviate muscle stiffness. Some types of massage (for example, Thai-yoga massage or Traditional Thai massage) actively manipulate the muscles to promote greater flexibility and suppleness.
Massages to help with softening and relaxing tight muscles, giving flexibility back to the physical structure. I believe this is why so many sports teams have a massage therapist on staff. Combined it with their stretching program and.. violà, they have a prescription for healthier, stronger athletes! While many of us are not on a sports team, we do still use our bodies every day in some form or fashion.
Also, if you can find a therapist who incorporates stretching with your massage then that can really be a win-win for you.
Being proactive in your health is always a salutary thing to keep you motoring along in spirit. And incorporating stretching and massage as part of your health concern regimen can be very beneficial tools for conforming to this Decisiveness.
If you are in Madrid, Spain, you can experience the benefits of Traditional Massage from Asia by visiting:
Xiao Ying Oriental Massage Center at Hermosilla Street, nº 102, 1º A.
Telf… (+34) 686 57 60 91 Madrid.
Web English site: http://www.masajes-xiaoying-madrid.com/en/