Recovery massages at home!
Relax your muscles in your own comfort...
Do you work out on a regular basis or are you thinking about it? If yes, you might need a muscle recovery massage and here is why. Massages are widely believed to enhance muscle recovery after vigorous exercises. A terrible tight spot or an injury, massages help speed your recovery and the best part is, you can do all of this in the comfort of your home!
1. Why are massages important?
Recovery from Work out
When body burns its carbohydrates for energy, lactate is produced. With regular exercise, lactate accumulates in the body which causes muscle aches and decreased performance. Also, your body forms muscle knots that are known as Trigger Points, which lead to Myofascial Pain Syndrome. All in all, muscles need relaxation too. A Trigger Point ball is a great tool to help release and achieve melting of minor aches to muscular tissue and trigger points. Maji Sports Natural Rubber Trigger Point Ball comes with instructions and is small and portable. It’s like foam rolling; however, it allows for a more targeted and more precise relief to aching muscles.
Recovery from Injuries
Sports injury massage or any injury massage can help relieve stiffness, restore movement and relax your muscles much faster. Why focus on soreness and anxiety when you can heal in a healthy and comfortable way?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain in the morning.
Risk factors are:
- Foot mechanics
Standing on your feet for too long
Maji Sports Foot Massager ball relieves stiffened muscles and tissues in hands, arms, legs & feet. It stimulates & soothes any sore or tired muscle when you roll it under your feet. A great choice to relieve Plantar Fasciitis, its small size makes it easy to carry and to use it anywhere, anytime.
How is Foam Rolling helpful in recovery?
From a once exclusive technique used by professional athletes, coaches and therapists, foam rolling is now an everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Self-myofascial release, also known as “foam rolling” is self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points. To assist in the recovery of muscles, pressure is applied to specific points in your body.
When rolling or working on sore muscles you will experience discomfort or pain. Think of it like the pain you get while stretching. It should be uncomfortable, but not unbearable, and when you are done it should feel better. Foam rolling can be easily done at home by yourself and is one of the best options for muscle recovery.
Massages with Foam Roller:
Get into Upward-Facing Dog and place the foam roller under your thighs with your toes on the floor. Press your hands into the floor and move forward and backward, so the foam roller can massage your quads.
Back Thighs & Calves
Working your hamstrings? Position the roller under the back of your thighs and straighten your leg. Press your hands into the floor and slightly raise your buttocks like a reverse plank. Move your body forward and backward, for the foam roller to massage your thighs or calves.
Place the foam roller under your upper back, bend your legs and straighten your arms. Press your feet and hands into the ground and lift your buttocks off the floor, get into Bridge Pose. Move your body forward and backward for the foam roller to massage your upper back.
Position the foam roller under your lower back, bend your arms and legs. Press your feet and elbows into the ground and raise your buttocks from the ground. Move your body forward and backward.
Place the roller under your buttocks. Bend your legs, placing your feet flat on the floor. Move your body forward and backward while rolling the foam roller across your buttocks.
Stand with your foam roller under the arch of one foot. Gently apply pressure to the foot by leaning your weight forward and slowly rolling your foot back and forth over the roller.
Buy best priced Foam Rollers in various textures and color combinations only at Maji Sports, created by Occupational Therapists, to help release muscular pain by enhancing blood & oxygen flow to muscle tissue. Not just for yoga, it is great for Pilates and Fitness clinics. Maji sports foam rollers comes with a solid dense material to withstand heavy usage in following textures for different workouts:
- Honeycomb EVA
- Taffy EVA
- Solid Tri-Ribbed
- Lactic Muscle Release
- Camo Deep Tissue Massage Roller
- Tie Dye lactic muscle release
- Tie Dye Musrelax
All in all, your muscles need to relax too. What is more relaxing than doing so at your home by yourself and speed your recovery with simple yet effective tools and massage exercises?
Happy home recovery!
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