Week of July 29, 2018
What’s Happening: Sorry for missing last week's blog post. Unfortunately, last week was a bit hectic and I wasn't able to get to it.
This week we are talking about sports massage. Massage can facilitate the healing process in between workouts or events. It can help to prevent sports related injuries. Whether you’re training for a triathlon, bodybuilding or taking water aerobics, your exercise routine will be much more satisfying and fun if you stay injury free.
Fun Holidays this Week:
July 29: National Lasagna Day – Mmmmm. Try this recipe.
July 30: International Day of Friendship – According to the United Nations, today is day set aside to promote friendship among peoples, cultures and countries. It is a day of respect for others and a day to celebrate diversity.
August: 3 National Watermelon Day – Here are some surprising watermelon recipes for you to try. http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g2883/watermelon-recipes/
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
Mint Watermelon Water
4 cups seedless watermelon, slightly mashed
5 sprigs of mint leaves, muddled
Add watermelon and mint to a pitcher of water. Refrigerate 2-4 hours to chill and infuse.
Do you have to be a hard core athlete to get a sports massage? No. The idea behind sports massage is to manipulate the body's soft tissues, and focus on certain muscle groups depending on which sport someone is playing. This type of massage can help with increased blood flow, increased range of motion, and increased flexibility. Designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance, sports massage can be used by athletes of all abilities to prepare for or recover from athletic or sports events. Even if you aren't an athlete, sports massage may help muscle pain or restricted range of motion.
How does sports massage differ from a regular massage? In sports massage, the strokes are generally faster than a typical Swedish massage and may also include compression, pressure point therapy, friction, and joint mobilization.