Leading a physically active lifestyle can have many health benefits. Keep your muscles strong and firm, it can play a big part in maintaining an optimal body weight and it can stave off the contraction of everything from cancer to diabetes to heart disease. However, regularly engaging in physically taxing activities like running, participating in a recreational sports league or making swimming a part of your daily routine requires that you also engage in activities that relaxing and rejuvenating. Not doing so can lead to strained muscles, fatigue or even serious injury.
As this Swimming World article discusses, those who make physical activity a priority should also make a point of getting regular sports massages. The reason being, sports massage is highly effective at helping the body recover from the strain you experience when engaging in activities that push your strength and endurance to the limit. By loosening up constricted muscles and fascia, sports massage helps your body and mind get the relaxation they need. By driving freshly oxygenated blood to your sore spots, it helps your body heal. And, by keeping your body limber, it helps prevent against overuse related injuries. Check out the full article to learn more ways sports massage supports an active lifestyle.
Read the full article here: Dos and Don’ts of Sports Massage After Swimming