Can Massages Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Well, it’s that time again. The time of year when, after spending the last four to six weeks indulging in myriad delicacies ranging from whole turkeys with full fixings to holiday cookies, pies, and more, we finally say “Enough is enough,” and embark on our New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and attain new fitness goals.

In the first decade of the new millennium, we saw the emergence of quite a few new paradigms and programs, including boot camp training, Crossfit, and Paleo — just to name a few — as well as the continued ascendance of such disciplines as yoga. In 2020, this trend of leaning toward short bouts of physical exercise will only continue, since studies have shown that it can be just as beneficial and effective as longer durations of exercise in terms of preventing illness and extending lifespan. 

At SV Massage, we understand that regardless if you’re a seasoned bootcamp veteran or a novice HIIT-ster, you’ll have a much easier time achieving your New Year’s resolutions if you include massages into your fitness program. Let’s take a look at the infographic below to see how our sports massages for residents in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the surrounding areas can benefit you, and then continue reading as we discuss each benefit further:

Increases Flexibility

Massages — especially sports and deep tissue massages — can help to boost the body’s natural lubricants and keep your flexibility at maximum levels. A professional message won’t just focus on muscles, but it will also address tightness in tendons, ligaments, and joints, allowing you to maintain and even increase your overall range of motion. 

Enhances Recovery After Workouts

Getting a massage also improves blood circulation, which in turn aids in muscle recovery. It can help muscles to recuperate faster after an intense workout and even provides anti-inflammatory properties. By stimulating oxygen-rich blood to these areas, a sports or deep tissue massage can actually promote a quicker healing process for the microtears that naturally occur during intense bouts of exercise. 

Reduces Muscle Soreness

A professional massage doesn’t just help improve overall range of motion and recovery times, but it also can reduce incidents and intensity of DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. By manipulating the affected area, a masseuse can reduce the production of cytokines, which play a crucial role in inflammation, leading to discomfort and pain. 

If you want to make the most out of your new year’s resolution fitness goal, then you owe it to yourself to invest in professional massage therapy. For more information on our sports massages in Morristown, NJ, contact us today.

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