Massage & Active Isolated Stretching

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

  • Alleviates low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Helps athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Increases joint flexibility.
  • Lessens depression and anxiety.
  • Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Relaxes and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Relieves migraine pain.
  • Eases medication dependence.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Improves the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduces spasms and cramping.
  • Releases endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.

Helpful for stress reduction which can lead to:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

More about Massage Therapy: https://www.amtamassage.org/infocenter/healthcare_articles-and-associations.html

 

BENEFITS OF ACTIVE ISOLATED STRETCHING

  • Improves flexibility
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Quickens the recovery after an injury
  • Chronic pain relief
  • Better posture
  • Relieves muscle soreness
  • Increases athletic performance
  • Improves oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells
  • Reduces the risk of muscle strain and ligament sprain
  • Stimulates lymph circulation and eliminates cellular waste

More about AIS stretching: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/04/19/pre-workout-stretching.aspx