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Massage and Exercise: Why is It Important?

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Massage and Exercise: Why is It Important?

It is important be healthy and take care of your body. Two things most people think of when discussing a healthy lifestyle is their diet and fitness routine. These things are both important parts of living a healthy life, but how does massage fit in?

If you plan on getting a massage pre-workout, it is suggested that you go for a light massage. A light massage helps warm up the muscles and makes them more flexible. However, if you plan on working out after a deep tissue massage, you might want to think again. This can lead to increased soreness, and it can inhibit the effectiveness of the tissue work done during your massage.

There are five major benefits to post-workout massages.

  1. Enhances post-workout recovery: Intense workouts tighten your muscles. A massage helps relax them so they can recover and heal more efficiently.
  2. Soothes soreness: A massage works out the knots and releases the toxins that contribute to the aches and pains of a workout.
  3. Improves muscle functionality: Massage helps loosen the fibers that connect the muscles, and that helps the muscles move better with less effort.
  4. Increase in flexibility: For most people, flexibility begins to decrease at age 12. Massage helps bring some of it back.
  5. Improved mental health: A post-workout massage adds to the self-care aspect of working out. Exercise and maintenance go hand-in-hand, and it is important to remember that.

Be sure to contact us with any questions you might have about massage in regards to exercise or any other aspect of your life.

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Paul and Rita Scholl, married for 25 years

In Loving Memory of Paul Scholl

Paul was lost in a tragic hunting accident in November of 2014.
Though we have suffered from his premature death, his spirit remains with us.

"I would like to thank my pastors, Keith and Rachel Willard, of Real Life Christian Fellowship in Bemidji, Minnesota, and pastors Darrell and Marcia Todd of Word-N-Sound Ministries of Northern Minnesota. The love, help, prayer, and guidance they have given me, my children, and my family since the death of my husband, Paul, has made all the difference in our lives." - Rita