By: Frederick Entenmann
Everyone loves a good massage. But did you know that massages don’t just help you recover from a killer workout? It can do so much more for you. I have witnessed clients incorporate 2 massages into their week and experience incredible benefits in their daily lives.
Some of these benefits include:
stronger immune system
All these benefits just from giving your body a little love!
Personally, for almost 20 years I have scheduled two massages per week (because the things that get scheduled are the things that get done) and I love the benefits. Below, I will share with you how massage is a holistic treatment that is an absolute life game-changer for me!
If you say, "I can't afford two massages a week," you are not alone. Try thinking outside the box. Do you have a product or service you can barter with for the massages? Maybe once a week is all you can commit to. Maybe just two per month. Whatever may work for you, please just don’t get caught up in the self-limiting excuse cycle. Even a nice massage exchanged between partners at night can have benefits (and not just the ones I’m listing here 😉).
If you do have the money, but you say, "It's not worth the investment," I'm here with great respect to share with you: YOU are the investment. You will make back the money in multiples. Warren Buffett says, “Don't worry about the money that you spend. Focus a lot more on the value you receive.”
With 2 massages per week you'll be more peaceful, avoid illness, more alert, more awake, think quicker, more creative, less reactive, look younger, feel stronger, and feel amazing. This is because of the release of oxytocin, which is a hormone that makes you feel relaxed.
Beyond the holistic benefits of massage, here are the top 5 benefits:
You’ll find that post-workout your muscles become tight, leading to pain in different parts of your body. Massage alleviates these aches and pains that will only increase overtime and can even lead to serious injury.
Massage speeds up recovery time twice as fast as regular rest due to the improved blood flow - unlocking and restoring your muscles. This is important if you want to perform your exercises more efficiently.
Release Stress and Improve Flexibility
Massage helps your muscles release tension, increasing muscle recovery – improving flexibility. After a while you’ll find it easier to just perform everyday tasks.
During exercise the body accumulates lactic acid, a contributor to muscle soreness and early fatigue during a workout. Massage helps break up lactic acid in your body and remove it from your muscles.
A massage also helps you improve the quality of your sleep. A good night’s sleep prevents fatigue and gives you the extra energy you need for another day of physical activity.
We are all stressed and short of time in today’s world. Even though technology allows us to get more done, there always seems to be more to do than we can get done each day. Taking time for yourself and for your health, though it feels selfish, is actually the best way for you to do more and be more for those in your life – your family, your work, your friends. So please make the commitment to get massages more often.
About the Author
Frederick Entenmann – helps Professional Athletes WIN the game of Life.
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