Just take a peek out the window. Isn’t it gorgeous? The perfect
weather to get outside and get active. Go for a hike, run or swim, jump in your kayak, maybe hop on your bike. Perhaps its been a few months since you’ve enjoyed any of those activities. If it has, your body will probably let you know. It might even yell at you.
If that happens, get a little relief with these self-care techniques:
For a tight, sore back spend a minute or so in Child’s Pose
to release tension in your neck and back muscles: trapezius, lattisimus dorsi, rhomboid, erector spinae, among others.
For mild knee pain, a great place to start is using self-myofascial release, or foam rolling
, on your IT bands
to loosen the ligaments that run the length of your legs.
If your shins are sore, straighten your legs to 90 degrees and alternate between flexing your feet and pointing your toes.
Sports massage is available for recreational and endurance athletes alike. Make an appointment from May 15 to June 15 and receive $10 off!
As part of your regular exercise routine, a monthly or bi-weekly sports massage that utilizes specific strokes and stretches will help you maintain maximum conditioning while reducing pain and your chance of injury.