As a massage therapist, one of the things we learn is how to teach our clients proper stretching for home care post treatment. Massage therapy is great for a variety of conditions, but you need to reinforce it with great home care. Running or any exercise for that matter is the same. Stretching is essential.
If you are logging more miles or spending more time either in the gym, or at your desk incorporating some yoga can help ease muscle tension and restore balance to your body.
In massage therapy, I deal with clients who lack flexibility, may have poor core strength and misalignment. I can work to adjust soft tissue and joint problems but strengthening and stretching as remedial exercise post massage is key. Yoga is the perfect remedy.
Yoga can help you recover after runs/workouts, open up the tight areas, improve range of motion, and develop mental focus and concentration. What better way to compliment your daily activities!
Sounds like a win/win! If that doesn’t convince you, check out this article posted on the Yoga Journal on 38 Ways Yoga Keeps You Fit and this infographic on the Positive Health Wellness blog on 6 Heart-Health Benefits of Yoga.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about incorporating Yoga into your recovery routines.