Top 3 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Weightlifters

Weightlifters put a tremendous amount of stress on their bodies while in competition or working through a cycle. As the body is worked, stress to muscles and soft tissue is created, injuries may occur. However, a little preventative care can help avoid injuries and provide other long-lasting benefits for the entire body. Massage therapy has also been known to benefit the mental state of weightlifters as they train. Here are a few benefits of massage therapy:

Sleep Aid
The body heals in sleep but if the sleep is restless or painful, the body won't heal as it should or won't heal as quickly as possible. With massage therapy, a weightlifter can relax whether tired, sore or strained and overworked muscles so that he or she falls asleep to rest deeper and better. As a result, the body heals as it should and the mind rests, providing a better workout on the next visit.

Reductions in Physical Tension
Keeping that competitive edge for sporting events or trying to beat a personal best can create tension which translates into physical stress carried in the back, the shoulders, and other areas. If carried long enough, this physical stress can affect performance during workouts and in competitions. Massage therapy can relax the body and, in turn, the mind to increase performance. Operating under a reduced stress load provides other mental and physical benefits that manifest in other areas of life. The benefits of massage therapy will extend into other areas of life.

The Power of Physical Touch
Depression, anger, and various other forms of negative thinking can lead to a repressed immune system, a lack of energy, and slower healing times, seeming to prove that the mind and body are deeply connected. However, it has been found that massage therapy provides a lift in mood for patients through physical touch. When massage is enjoyed regularly, the positive impact extends beyond the physical benefits to include mental benefits as well.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Fort Collins, CO today.

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