Massage for Recovery: A Healing Incline Village Massage After a Lively Incline Village Day in the Outdoors
In this post, we’re talking about those moments when you reward your body after a strenuous day in the Lake Tahoe outdoors. Possibly you crossed the finish line of your first (or ump-teenth) marathon. Maybe you took to the slopes after a historical white-powder snow dump (can we have more of those please?). Or, you may have gotten back out on the wakeboard for the first time in a few years and really pushed yourself to impress the kids (they didn’t think you could still do that 360 spin-grab, but you did). Whatever activities you participate in, we’re sure you push yourself to be your best (whether the kids are watching or not). And, when you do so, your body needs to recover so you can get out there and do it some more … time and time again. Therefore, we’re going to take the time in this post to look into the benefits of using massage for recovery. What can a healing Incline Village massage really do for your body after a lively Incline Village day of activity? Let’s look …
Experiencing an Incline Village Massage for Recovery
After a day of strenuous physical activity, it’s natural for you to experience soreness and fatigue … it’s a natural part of your body’s process for building strength and improving cardiovascular endurance. When you overwork your muscles and push them to their limits, they cry out for more nutrient-rich blood, which will help them recover from the activity. When you enjoy a massage after a day of running, biking, lifting, hiking, jumping and playing, your massage therapist will help improve circulation and stroke your over-worked muscles in a way that replenishes them with the blood they are calling out for. You’ll be able to relax as you feel a sensation come over your body–a soothing wave that’s a response from your sore muscles as they receive what they need to again become energized. Besides your aching muscles getting what they need, they are also ridding themselves of the lactic acid. If we were able to see the pores in your muscles as you experience a massage after heavy activity, we’d see their pores become wider as they dispose of lactic acid and welcome more nutrient-rich blood. Back on a macro-level, we’ll watch you become more relaxed as you get your body all it needs to heal, recover and re-energize.
Other Benefits of an Incline Village Massage After Physical Activity
When you exert yourself physically, you’re putting a lot of pressure and stress on your body. We all know that physical exercise is healthy for you, and taking care of your body afterwards makes for a full circle of wellness when it comes to exercise. When you’re working your darnedest out on the courts, the slopes, the gym floor, the trails or anywhere really, your body is in a state of hyper awareness and focus. Your muscles are tense and the major (and minor) muscles all over your body are doing their best to work together to allow you to perform. After a physical activity, your muscles (and your mind) need to relax, relieve the pressure and let the stress fade into the background (and out the door). When you experience a massage after a physical activity, your mind and body are allowed to relax and soak up the benefits of some recovery time. You’ll feel less sore, less tense and much, much better overall. Don’t believe us? Next time you schedule a race, a long day of beach volleyball or anything else, also schedule an Incline Village massage to enjoy shortly after at San Soma. Your body will thank you … trust us!
Now go out there and get ‘em; we’ll be seeing you shortly after.