Massages are a great way to unwind – they feel amazing and you leave feeling wonderful. However, although they are viewed as a luxury, massages are actually great for you for a number of other reasons.
Let’s start off with their most obvious benefit – relaxation. Massages work through tension in the body to loosen up muscles and joints for a more relaxed feeling. They also allow you drift into a state of complete relaxation as you are able to forget about daily stresses and enjoy some you time. Giving yourself time to relax also reduce the risk of stress, which can have a big impact on your health.
Improving recovery speeds
If you regularly exercise, you need to make sure you’re taking care of your body properly during its downtime. The recovery period is when your muscles repair and strengthen themselves so that they can reach their maximum potential. A massage will help to reduce scar tissue and improve blood and oxygen circulation to speed up the recovery process and reduce inflammation.
Less chance of injury
Because massages work through areas of tension and tough knots, they can reduce the risk of injury. Massages also encourage better flexibility which can be a big advantage in the gym.
Better performance in the gym
Because a massage increases the volume of mitochondria in your muscle cells they can improve oxygenation and muscle endurance. This means that your muscles can become stronger, enabling you to ensure longer, more intense gym sessions.
We offer a premier massage service at The Stable with experienced masseurs, and as an added bonus we also provide complimentary access to our heat and wet facilities, including a sauna, spa pool and steam room, with each massage booking. Find our male-only bathhouse located in central London, near Covent Garden and Soho’s gay village. For more information please visit our rates and times page.