Spring is a good time to increase your running, whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or you are just starting out. But with a more intense training routine comes tight, sore muscles. Massage may be the answer; it can benefit you, the runner, in countless ways. It can help improve your flexibility and reduce your risk of injury, as well as providing many other benefits!
Therapeutic massage works to elongate the muscles, relieve muscle tightness, restore range of motion in the joints, and improve circulation. Massage improves the effectiveness of the circulatory system, and the circulatory system impacts all the other systems of the body. Therapeutic massage can result in very specific physiological responses, such as increased blood circulation, increased diameter of blood vessels, and decreased blood pressure. Keep in mind that “therapeutic” massage means a specific type of massage, which involves applying a deep pressure that is designed to be corrective to soft tissue. This is very different than spa or relaxing massage and it must be administered by a licensed and trained professional.
Massage provides even more benefits:
• Promotes rapid removal of metabolic waste products
• Improves the oxygen carrying capacity of red blood cells
• Improves pulmonary function by loosening tight respiratory muscles
• Reduces muscle soreness and fatigue
• Increases/restores joint range of motion
• Reduces cortisol, norepinephrine and epinephrine levels.
Vibrant Life Therapies, LLC, located in Trexlertown, PA, offers massage therapy, exercise therapy, and nutritional counseling. Donna Ondek, owner, is a licensed Massage Therapist and certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Counselor. Donna specializes in and Rehabilitative and Medical Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Mastectomy and Oncology Massage. To learn more, contact Donna via phone or text at (610)703-1596, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit VibrantLifeTherapies.com.
By combining your desire for and commitment to improved health and my knowledge of the body and passion for health, we can begin to help you experience a more Vibrant Life today! Call (610) 703-1596 today to schedule an appointment.