Summer time usually means more activity. If you plan on increasing your workout routines, then you will want to make sure you don’t forget to add massage therapy to your regime. Any type of added physical activity like walking, running, biking, or playing sports should include massage therapy.
Massage is often neglected as something you increase with activity, but here are some smart reasons why it is beneficial to get that massage in during the summer months.
MUSCLES NEED LOVE FOR WORKING HARDER
Exercise and activity, although healthy, does strain your body. That’s usually the point, right? To push yourself a little further. Massage will keep you flexible and reduce stress on your joints and muscles. If you are asking your muscles to do more, it makes sense that you want to give them a little extra care during the summer time.
JOINTS AND LIMBS SWELL UP IN THE HEAT
It’s true, the heat and humidity in the summer can lead to swelling and discomfort regardless of your activity. You are going to want to increase blood flow to reduce the static accumulation of fluids. Exercise alone is not as effective as a full body massage to increase the blood flow throughout the entire body.
DECREASE FATIGUE AND HAVE BETTER WORKOUTS
Heat can increase fatigue for even the best of us. Massage can reduce fatigue multiple ways. Even if you are not an athlete you might still want to fight summer fatigue with a massage. The increase in blood flow and the ability to relax for an hour can help restore that pep you need to walk a half-marathon or reach for the remote.