Many of us set new health and fitness goals at this time of year. However creating the right level of challenge for the rewards we seek requires careful planning, along with the proper supportive measures, to ensure injury-free success.
Did you know that more fitness related injuries are sustained during the New Year period than at any other time? It’s estimated over 30 per cent of all new fitness regimes result in injury. There are simple ways to reduce your risk, such as easing in to your new exercise regime, and ensuring you allow adequate recovery time between training sessions to allow your body to repair itself. However there are other simple measures which can significantly assist you reach your goals both efficiently and safely.
Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies offer remedial massage therapy at our Southbank and Collins Street CBD locations. Remedial massage has been demonstrated to accelerate the body’s natural healing response, as well as assist muscle recovery during periods of increased physical exertion or stress. Remedial massage can also improve the quality of sleep, which is our body’s primary period of healing and recovery.
Remedial Massage also reduces the length of time many of us experience muscular pain, or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) following physical exercise. It does this by assisting the body’s central nervous, lymph, and circulatory systems to remove waste products, reduce adhesions (knots) within the muscle fibres, and lengthen muscle tissue. Moreover, remedial massage increases blood circulation and ensures the body receives an adequate supply of oxygen.
Many professional athletes include remedial massage therapy for its musculoskeletal benefits before, during and after peak events. This is because remedial massage provides more than just assistance during the body’s attempt to recover and heal faster post-training. It is also an effective preventative measure for injuries related to physical activity.
Remedial massage isn’t just for athletes though! With the benefits of reduced stress, increased muscle recovery, improved sleep and reduced risk of injury; remedial massage is a vital element of general health and wellbeing we can all benefit from. Whether you’re working towards a new fitness goal, or are after support to meet the demands of your work, family, or social life, Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies is ready to help you get more out of your health and wellbeing goals beyond the New Year.
If you would like to incorporate remedial massage into your health and wellbeing regime, give us a call or book online.
Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies
03 9645 9923