When the weather turns nicer, many of us increase our outdoor activity level and all too often push ourselves a little too hard. The result is often a few days of painful recovery time. As you pursue your favorite pastimes this season, consider the following suggestions: Increase your activity level gradually - Pay attention to your body’s signals so you don’t have to pay the painful price of overindulgence. Start slowly and do a little more each day and you’ll be up to speed
With your body having more than 600 muscles that comprise about 40% of your body weight (closer to 30% for women), it’s no wonder you feel the effects of exertion and exercise. You can appreciate why it makes good sense to properly care for your muscles. When muscle aches are experienced during strenuous exercise (that “burning” sensation), you’re feeling the
effects of lacticacid— the substance formed as a result of the incomplete breakdown of sugar by the muscle.
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It’s not just the massage therapist’s job to make sure that you have a fantastic experience every time you show up for a massage session; there are things you can do that will make sure you get what you want and need every time you have a massage. Relax and unwind We know that a massage is supposed to relax you but if you show up late, stressed and irritated, or on a timer you’ll not get the best out of your treatment. Turn off your cell phone to make sure you’re not interrup
It is frequently asked how often people should get a massage, and it’s a really difficult question to answer properly as there are so many different factors involved. If you’ve already got a great massage therapist who knows you and your lifestyle, it’s a great idea to have a chat with them and come up with a guide to how often massage would be good for you personally. The main things you need to consider are your overall health, stress levels, whether you’re in any kind of p