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Physical Fitness and Massage a Match Made in Heaven

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., (August 20, 2015) -- It’s no secret that physical fitness has many positive benefits for a person’s mind and body, and that massage therapy can help improve overall health and wellness.  WellBiz Brands, Inc. (WellBiz), one of the largest health and wellness organizations in the U.S., believes combining massage with physical activity can push individuals even further in reaching their wellness goals.

 

                “Millions of people are hitting the gym and pushing their bodies to new limits; but they are unaware that adding massage therapy to their health and fitness routine can supercharge their workouts and improve all aspects of life,” says Jeff Jervik, CEO and president of WellBiz, a company that is committed to changing lives and owns the entities that franchise three successful brands: Elements Massage™ (Elements), Fitness Together® and FIT36™.  “Massage helps with muscle strength and can greatly improve recovery time, improving an individual’s ability to train.”

 

                Physical activity is known to lower the risk for disease, relieve stress and release happy hormones, called endorphins, which put people in a generally better mood. Government studies show strong evidence that physical activity in adults and older adults can lower the risk of early death, coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure,  adverse blood lipid profiles, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and colon cancer. Physical activity can improve cardio-respiratory and muscular fitness, as well as cognitive function, and help prevent weight gain and falls.

 

                Marry that to massage therapy, which helps to improve activity and efficiency by reducing pain, prevents injury, encourages mental focus and shortens recovery time between workouts, and the match is naturally beneficial.

 

“We have clients of all ages, backgrounds and activity levels. Many are shocked by how much of a difference a targeted massage makes in their athletic performance and mindset," says Seth Humphrey, a certified personal trainer and franchise owner of Fitness Together, a company that provides customized, one-on-one personal training. “When you exercise or participate in sports, massage can not only improve conditioning, it can help you maintain peak performance. Reducing stress can help the body recover faster from injury, relax tight muscles that can cause injury, improve blood flow and improve elasticity of tissue."

 

                These benefits do not discriminate by age or physical fitness level. High school athletes can benefit from massage just as much as a retiree who hits the golf course a few days a week. Combining massage with exercise can increase range of motion, reduce muscle tension, improve blood circulation, reduce chances of injury, improve overall performance, and so much more. Individuals who participate in exercise and are looking to gain that extra edge and overall well-being need to relax a little...on the massage table.

 

ABOUT WELLBIZ BRANDS, INC.
WellBiz Brands, Inc. is headquartered in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and is one of the largest health and wellness franchise organizations in the United States.  The company owns Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, which franchises one-on-one and semi-private personal fitness training studios called Fitness Together®, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc., which franchises Elements Massage™ studios, providing custom therapeutic massage to meet clients’ individual needs, and Fit 36, Inc., which franchises the FIT36™ high intensity interval training workouts that are done in a group.

Fitness Together® began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 175 locations across the United States. Elements Massage™ began franchising in 2006 and has over 200 locations in 34 states. FIT36™ began franchising in 2014 and has a single location in downtown Denver, Colo.  For more information about Fitness Together®, visit www.fitnesstogether.com. For more information about Elements Massage™, visit www.elementsmassage.com. For more information on FIT36™ visit www.fit36fitness.com.

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