You have your fitness regime down to a fine art: you stretch before you work out, you run, lift weights and your diet is clean. But did you know that post-workout massages are also an important element of maintaining an athletic physique? The benefits not only include stress relief, relaxation and a premium wind down but also play a crucial role in expanding your range of motion, preventing muscle fatigue or injury, flushing out lactic acid and speeding up recovery time by increasing blood flow. Read on to find out the best post-workout massages for men in Dubai.
1. Deep tissue massage
After a vigorous workout, a deep tissue massage is a beneficial way to help soothe your body. The therapeutic techniques used work at a deeper level of the muscles and connective tissue, effectively treating sore, strained and tight muscles. With strokes that focus on realignment, deep tissue massages help to break down any rigid tissue that might be causing stress or hindering movement.
2. Thai massage
Post-workout massages using Thai techniques offer a blend of both relaxing and energising relief. This type of massage is performed whilst you are fully clothed and eases any muscle pain with its yoga-style stretching methods. For athletes, a Thai massage is extremely helpful for improving circulation, reducing stress and increasing flexibility and mobility of joints. An ancient style of healing massage, it uses both energy lines and acupressure to restore balance and health to the body.
3. Healing Hilot
A traditional Filipino Healing Hilot massage is ideal post-workout, for those in need of deep tissue muscle pain relief combined with the use of relaxing herbal oils. Seeking out areas of congestion, your therapist will use upward, downward and circular motions to relieve tension, heal the nerves and revive any sports injured areas. Hilot has many therapeutic benefits that treat both musculoskeletal ailments and any muscle pain or stress.
4. Aromatherapy massage
Using essential oils blended specifically for after sports workouts, an aromatherapy massage uses holistic methods to treat any muscle tension, stress or injury. Applying targeted botanical oils to the body has anti-inflammatory and pain relief benefits as well as aiding deep relaxation, better sleep and more energy. An aromatherapy massage is an excellent post-exertion treatment as its gentler approach reduces any fatigue in a tranquil way whilst also focusing on mind and body vitality. This type of massage helps to speed up post-workout recovery and is excellent at enhancing future sports performance.
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