How does massage benefit sporting enthusiasts?

What takes place under a physiotherapist’s hands has profound importance for those interested in health and fitness. It may simply look like a lot of pressing and kneading on skin, but massage can assist sporting enthusiasts by increasing endurance, reducing fatigue and aid recovery from the exertion of working out or playing sport. Massage also enables longer training, with more effective workouts, thus enhancing performance.

Research shows when massage has been substituted for rest; an increase of 25-75% muscle recovery has been recorded. This is why boxers are massaged rather than rested between rounds.

Need to know more? Massage can also:
- Help loosen and stretch contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. This muscle “balancing” can even help improve posture and promote more efficient movement;
- Increase the blood’s oxygen capacity by 10-15%;
- Speed recovery from exercise – induced fatigue by flushing toxins;
- Increase metabolic rate by aiding the excretion of nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus and sodium chloride (salt);
- Balance the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on which effect is needed; and
- Improves function of the oil and sweat glands that lubricate, clean and cool the skin.
= Inflexible skin can become softer and more supple.

Massage is to the human body what a tune up is to a car.

It provides a physical and mental boost to the fatigued, exhausted and stressed.

To book in your ‘tune up’ today and enjoy the benefits discussed above call PhysioFIXX on 9583 9280 or visit www.physiofixx.com.au!!


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