Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Massage, selfish or necessity ??

Is it right to consider a massage treatment, a selfish luxury, ? If you are like me your mind is programmed to think massages are a special treat, certainly not a necessity. To be honest i tend to overload myself with every day life, and prioritize everything except relaxation. I think it is human to consider anything outside of your normal routine an extra. For me that includes going to the doctor, socializing and massage treatments. Training, college, diet, dreams and work seem to be my only priorities, when all of the other things are in fact life necessities ''well maybe except the doctor, but that's another story for another day'' . Sore muscles, stiff neck, back and tight calves were the outcome of a grueling sixteen week program . Although my body looked better than ever before , my insides were definitely feeling battered and exhausted. There are three main elements to changing and developing your physique, A tailored training plan, a clean diet and rest. Each of these factors are crucial and are just as important as each other. Without relaxation, recovery and sleep the body cannot repair, therefor it cannot grow. I think its easy to presume light exercise will need a light amount of rest, but for me who was undergoing an intense body overhaul, a more intense treatment would be necessary. I had experienced massage before, but i always considered it an unnecessary luxury. As amazing and relaxing as it was, i just didn't rate it as important. Hidden in the bustling shopping district of dundrum shopping center i found myself relaxed and changing my opinion on the importance of massage. A relaxing deep muscle massage to be more specific. Ill be very honest and say it was intense and a little bit sore, but short term discomfort for long term benefits. 
It was only during my hour muscle massage at the amazing 'Pink beauty emporium spa' did i even realize how over worked, tense and knotted my body was. Each lump and bump being worked could be felt so intensely, it really was a moment of realization. My body was tired and it needed that essential factor that i mentioned above, RELAX & REPAIR. After my hour massage with the lovely therapist, i felt loose, uplifted, light, mentally relaxed and revitalized. The benefits of the treatment actually only came into play throughout the following week. I had more energy, i could train harder, lift heavier, my muscles looked fuller and my skin tighter. Dont just take my word for the benefits , read the facts below.

Why to consider deep tissue massages ??

1 ) Repair and grow : The benefits of massage in bodybuilding may increase your competitiveness by enhancing your performance and helping you reach your physical potential. The effects of hard training and injuries can impair your bodybuilding development. Massage can combat the negative effects of bodybuilding and might even help you gain greater muscle mass, develop a more proportional and symmetrical physique, and improve your stage presence for competition. It also improves your range of motion, recovery, muscle tone and physiological. 

2) Recover scar tissue : Over time, deep-tissue massage therapy can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. Scar tissue is often associated with ongoing pain and stiffness, so deep-tissue massage can improve these symptoms. Massage therapy is often recommended for people who are recovering from surgery.
3 ) Improve blood pressure : Yes its a given, massage reduces stress. The body produces higher levels of serotonin through deep tissue massage which see's diastolic pressure drop. 

4) Reduce chronic pain : It has been proven that deep tissue massage is not only a more effective way to relieve chronic pain but it is also a more affordable option. It helps reduce inflammation and increases blood flow which in turn reduces pain. The continuous pressure loosens tight clusters that are directly linked with chronic pain and tension.  

After my amazing experience at the Pink beauty emporium spa and all the benefits i have mentioned above, i am going to factor deep tissue sports massage as an essential part of my transformation programs in future. I am going to kick the habit of considering massage therapy a luxury, and rewire my thinking. A deep tissue sports massage is going to be on the cards for me once a month from now on, and i highly recommend experiencing the benefits for yourself. 

Check out the Pink beauty emporium in Dundrum town center and experience the physical and mental benefits of a sports relaxing massage.