By now, we all know how important it is to exercise a little every day to maintain the health of our muscles, organs, joints, brain, and overall wellness. But if you’re committed to living an active lifestyle, adding reflexology to your fitness routine can offer great benefits.
Cardio Exercise and Reflexology
The benefits of reflexology on people who exercise is most profound in those who do a lot of cardio workouts. Reflexology assists lymphatic drainage, which can help relive tightness in your legs after running, cycling, or using an elliptical machine.
It also increases blood circulation to areas that are injured or strained so you can minimize your down time and get back to doing the activities you love. Plan to book a reflexology session after completing a big race to relieve tightness in your legs and prevent long-term pain from extended exertion. Reflexology’s technique focuses on trigger points in the feet, something that is especially great for runners because of sustained impact on the feet.
Benefits of Reflexology and Exercise
Nearly everyone can benefit from a reflexology session; however, athletes definitely have a lot to gain from regular professional treatments. These are some of the other many benefits of reflexology for athletes and people who exercise regularly.
- Relieve pain from tendinitis, neuroma, plantar fasciitis, and other conditions
- Recover faster from injuries
- Improves mental and emotional well being
- Decreases performance-related anxiety and stress
- Promote deep relaxation and sleep
- Natural treatment that won’t trigger side effects
- Higher energy levels
- Better nerve function
- Efficient removal of toxins
Strengthening the Muscles of Your Feet and Hands
Not only do you use your hands and feet at the gym, but also in daily activities like your job, housework, and playing with kids and pets. Reflexology can help strengthen and improve the muscles in your hands and feet and also prevent pains, sprains, and breaks.
When a reflexologist stimulates reflex points in your feet and hands, your energy channels are opened up, allowing the body to function at an optimal level. For active clients who like to exercise, a reflexologist may focus on the thoracic ducts between your toes, on the top of your foot towards your leg, and outside the feet and hands from the bottom of the little toe/finger to the edge of the heel/wrist.
Exercise with Massage and Reflexology
Both massage and reflexology have excellent benefits for people who work out regularly. Although exercise is inherently good for you, constant exercise without relief takes its toll on the body over time. Exercise massage can relieve muscle tension, pain, and strains after workouts without having to take over-the-counter or prescription pain pills.
To make the most of your workouts and reduce your recovery time, book an appointment for massage and reflexology at Midtown Manhattan’s premier day spa, Aura Wellness Spa. With these effective and non-invasive methods of treating whole body ailments, you can maximize your performance and get in the best shape of your life!