Is Massage Therapy Pampering Yourself?
When people talk about Massage Therapy, most instantly think of a luxurious form of pampering yourself and very few think of it as a muscular and structural therapy that in many ways benefits your body. Massage Therapy has existed for over 5,000 years starting in the Eastern world, and more recently in the 20th century we began practicing and exploring this holistic form of healing in our Western civilization. There are various styles and techniques that have been passed on from past practitioners to the teachers of our time, leaving us with many options to explore in this natural form of body therapy.
A Sports Massage is a Special Type of Massage Therapy
In our Western world, Sports Massage is a popular and ideal form of massage for many athletes because it uses techniques geared toward treating specific bodily injuries. These techniques used act as a preventative treatment dealing with the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. Sports Massage is a less relaxing or luxurious massage, and more of an intense and specific massage that leaves you feeling noticeably more flexible and in less pain than you were before, with the potential of having sore muscles for one or two days following your massage as your body adjusts and recovers.
After Massage Therapy What Do You Need to Do?
Massage therapy can affect your body like a work out in varying degrees. After any massage, drink a lot of water to rehydrate your muscles and help them in their replenishing process in place of the fibrous muscle build up your Massage Therapist has manually released, which in turn will decrease the length of time your muscles will be sore. There are all types of Massage for all types of people, if you feel it may be beneficial to you it is never too late to find out more and discover what fits your needs, and it is always possible to find a Massage Therapist that is willing to help!
The massage therapists at Waukee Wellness & Chiropractic are specially trained to deliver a rewarding massage therapy treatment. Whether you need a condition specific or relaxing massage, the therapists at Waukee Wellness are trained and here for you. Call our office at (515) 978-6661 to make an appointment.