Working out is only one component of getting fit. The other component is recovery. You need to give your body ample time to repair tissue in order to build muscle. To accelerate the recovery process, you can try massage therapy with the convenience and affordability of the HydroMassage lounge chairs. We’d encourage you to try recovery with HydroMassage, now available at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield!
What is HydroMassage?
First of all, you might be wondering “What is HydroMassage?” HydroMassage beds and loungers use pressurized heated water to provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The massage is completely customizable to your personal preference or goals. The lounger blasts waves of water up and down your body or focuses on a localized region. You can control the pressure and areas being massaged. You can also select a template massage such as Neck/Shoulder or Back massage and HydroMassage will get to work right away. Each massage session lasts 10 minutes and must be booked in advance at the front desk.
Great for Post-Workout Recovery
As we mentioned earlier, recovery is a crucial part of any fitness plan. However, it is often overlooked. Rest and recovery is necessary to build muscle and avoid injury.
When you exercise your muscles, you create small tears in the muscle fibers. The stiffness and achy feeling following exercise, known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), is your body’s adaptation, or strengthening, of the muscle.
Just like traditional massage therapy, HydroMassage loosens tight muscles, making it ideal for post-workout recovery. It may also lessen the amount of soreness you experience. Here are the primary benefits when you use HydroMassage for recovery or in between workouts:
- Provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains
- Reduces the level of stress and anxiety
- Deep relaxation provides a feeling of well-being
- Increases circulation in local areas where massaged
- Relieves muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension
- Decompresses nerves
Other Tips for Muscle Recovery
Massaging your muscles isn’t the only aspect of muscle recovery. Remember to practice the following to aid in your body’s recovery:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Refuel with a post-workout snack.
- Stretch your muscles.
- Rest your body and get plenty of sleep at night.
- Avoid overtraining.
Check out our blog for additional information on maximizing muscle recovery.
HydroMassage is an exclusive benefit to members of Elite Sports Clubs. Book an appointment for a 10-minute session at the front desk today!