Soothe Sore Muscles At Home!
Updated: Apr 10
Solei & Co. LMT Kelsey Sorum shares her recommendations for keeping sore muscles at bay while couped up at home during Covid-19.
1. Stay Hydrated
If you are dehydrated your nervous system may respond to stress by putting additional pressure on the blood vessels, which can cause muscle tension and pain.
2. Stretch, Stretch, Stretch!
Spend at least 20 seconds on each stretch and try to stretch twice a day! Stretching helps increase your blood circulation and range of motion which ultimately relieves the tension
in your muscles.
3. Try Turmeric
Turmeric contains curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, comparable even to prescribed pain medications. It's also full of vitamins and minerals so it has countless health benefits as well! You can take it in supplement form, or just add it to a protein shake or
even your coffee!
4. Give Yourself a Break
Rest days are just as important as exercise. Taking regular breaks allows your body to recover and repair. During exercise, your body breaks down glycogen to fuel your workout. Rest gives your body time to replenish these energy stores before your next workout.
5. Soak It Up
Try a Warm Epsom Salt Bath. Epsom salt's chemicals name is magnesium sulfate. Magnesium in our bodies is essential for muscle and nerve function, and although epsom salt bath benefits are not scientifically proven yet, a warm bath can in itself can help loosen muscles and be meditative in itself!
6. Unwind With CBD
The active ingredient Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with the endocannabinoid system to regulate homeostasis throughout the body- including the muscles. Great to use in a topical form, an oil, or my personal favorite is a
CBD bath bomb!
7. Roll It Out
Loosening up tight muscles will help improve flexibility, increase circulation, and restore joint range of motion. Foam rollers are a great way to stretch out knots, but they can be too large to reach smaller, specific areas. Tennis balls work great in this instance!
Solei LMT Kelsey has been healing others through massage for 4 years. She initially became interested in massage therapy from an a lifelong interest in anatomy and the way muscles work, along with receiving
sports-injury related massage growing up. She finds her purpose in helping those living with chronic pain reduce symptoms and increase their quality of life, so that they can continue to live a wholesome life. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her dog Kash and watching all the movies. She makes sure to practice self-care and take at least one day a week for dedicated “me” time, whether that be taking a hot bath, throwing on a face mask or going out for a girls night!
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