By Miranda

Introduction For Massage Therapy

Are you looking to take your workouts to the next level, or simply looking to create a holistic health routine that fits with your lifestyle?

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, incorporating massage therapy into your routine can have a profound impact on your performance and overall well-being.

Located within the vibrant community of Evolve Strength Downtown, Strive Holistic offers a range of massage therapies tailored to enhance your workout experience and promote holistic wellness.

But what exactly constitutes a “better” workout? It’s not just about breaking a sweat or lifting heavier weights. A better workout is one that is effective, pain-free, and allows for fluidity of movement, stability, and balance.

Here’s how massage therapy can help you achieve these goals:

Reducing Pain During Workouts

Nothing derails a workout and discourages you from being consistent faster than pain. Whether it’s a nagging injury or muscle soreness from previous sessions, pain can inhibit your ability to perform at your best. Massage therapy, particularly deep tissue massage, helps alleviate muscle tension and soreness, reducing the likelihood of pain during your workouts. By releasing tight muscles and improving circulation, massage prepares your body for optimal performance.

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Improving Fluidity of Joint Movement

Proper joint mobility is essential for executing exercises with precision and ease. Massage therapy targets areas of restricted movement, such as tight muscles and fascia, allowing for greater range of motion in your joints. This enhanced mobility not only improves your workout technique but also reduces the risk of injury by ensuring that your joints move smoothly and efficiently.

Enhancing Stability of Joints

In order to perform exercises safely and effectively, it’s crucial to have stable joints that are properly aligned and stacked. Massage therapy helps address muscular imbalances and postural issues that can compromise joint stability. By releasing tension and restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system, massage therapy optimizes the alignment of your joints, reducing the risk of injury and enhancing your overall movement quality.

Promoting Balance and Symmetry

Achieving symmetry in your movements is key to maximizing strength and performance. Massage therapy works to correct asymmetries and imbalances in the body, ensuring that both sides are equally engaged and supported during workouts. By promoting balance and symmetry, massage therapy helps you achieve optimal movement patterns, resulting in more effective and efficient workouts.

Increasing Strength

Contrary to popular belief, a tight muscle is not a strong muscle. In fact, excessive tension in the muscles can impede strength and power production. Massage therapy helps release tightness and improve muscle flexibility, allowing for greater recruitment of muscle fibers during exercise. By optimizing muscle function, massage therapy enhances your strength and power output, enabling you to push yourself to new heights in your workouts.

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At Strive Holistic, our registered massage therapists are fully integrated within the Evolve Strength Downtown gym and health center, making us experts in assisting with mobility, strength, and movement. Whether you’re a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter, marathon runner, or fitness enthusiast, we’re here to support you on your journey to optimal performance and well-being.

Don’t let pain or stiffness hold you back from reaching your fitness goals, or cultivating the self-care routine your body needs and deserves. Book a session with our experienced massage therapists at Strive Holistic today and experience the transformative and immensely helpful benefits of massage therapy for yourself.

Your body will thank you for it.

Miranda Horvath is the owner of Strive Holistic and a registered massage therapist in Edmonton, AB. Learn more about Strive Holistic services HERE