One way to help the body prepare and recover from exercise is through pre- and post-workout massage. If you haven't experienced the benefits of sports massage yet, you’re missing out.
How Can Pre-Workout Massage Help Me?
A pre-workout massage stimulates your muscles and blood flow. It also helps lubricate the muscles and joints, and can help stretch out your muscles. The stimulation and increase in blood flow can give you an energy boost. While massage does help you get geared up for your workout, it is not a substitute for your normal warm up routine. For a pre-workout massage, you may want to consider sports massage, Thai Massage or Swedish Massage. If you are tense from a hard day, or long week at the office, a pre-workout massage can loosen up that tension, lessening the possibility of injury and increasing your energy levels, which can lead to a more productive workout.
Should I Get A Post-Workout Massage?
A post-workout massage is not only a great way to reward yourself for all your hard work, it is also a great way to recover from the stresses of a rigorous exercise routine. Post-workout massage speeds up recovery time by twice as much -- and feels wonderful! Your muscles will get massaged and pampered, potentially reducing the soreness you may otherwise experience.
If you are interested in either a pre- or a post-workout massage, the Downtown Athletic Club has several on-site certified massage therapists available. In addition to practicing sports massage, the massage therapists at the Downtown Athletic Club are also certified and experienced in
- Swedish Massage
- Thai Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage