There are sometimes unexpected side effects that come with getting back into exercise after a long break. Sore muscles, achy bones and a bad back can often accompany periods of re-entry into sports or the gym.
Below are 5 ways treatments for myofascial release may help your body transition into more activity as you kick-start your workout routine again this spring.
Improve Range of Motion
Long periods of inactivity and many hours sitting can contribute to a loss in range of motion. This restriction in the body can not only inhibit you when exercising (resulting in poor performance), but also impact your form and leave you more vulnerable to injury.
Soreness is sometimes a sign that your muscles are getting stronger and not that you should stop exercising. Myofascial release can help to reduce soreness and speed up your recovery time so you can get back to your favourite fitness routine or sport faster.
Increase Your Recovery Process
At the core of myofascial release treatments is the idea that the body will naturally recover on its own, but with the right techniques and methods, these processes can be aided. With a comprehensive understanding of your entire body, practitioners in this field can assist you as you experience post-workout aches, pains or even injuries.
Helps with Relaxation and Sleep
Myofascial release can release tension in the body and reduce stress— drastically improving your periods of rest and sleep. With this, you can help to restore your energy for future activities as well as support your body as it repairs.
Myofascial release can be effective in eliminating the knots and tension in our muscles that hinder blood flow.
Through massage techniques that release tightness and pain throughout your myofascial tissues, trigger points can be located and targeted with pressure so that tension can be released. Addressing this tension can also make it easier for your body to heal itself.
Find Out More
If you want to know more, our practitioners offering myofascial release in London will happily walk you through how treatment can help you with your specific post-workout or sports related aches and pains.
We also offer a range of treatments and classes including acupuncture, Chinese medicine, QiGong training, pilates, bodywork therapy, shiatsu and sports massages, all of which may help to further alleviate pain after exercising.