Muscle Recovery Sports Massage
If you’re not pulling out all the stops to recover quickly, then you’re shorting yourself as far as how many extra training days you can get out of the year, the quality of your training, the amount your performance can improve, and even just how good you feel on a day to day basis.
If you look at something like a CrossFit WOD or its equivalent, a 40 to 60-minute hard workout, it can take between 3 and 7 days to fully recover. And “recover” doesn’t just mean “not feel sore”.
When you do extreme events like Ironman races, triathlons and marathons, recovery is in the range of 10 to 14 days. That’s up to two weeks for your red and white blood cells to normalize, inflammation to subside, muscle fibers to heal, and for the whole cascade of functions to occur in your body before you are back to baseline and feel normal again.
The fact is, recovery includes restoration of white blood cells and red blood cells, repairing muscle fibers, restoration of hormones and neurotransmitters, repletion of minerals, healing of tiny nerves and blood vessels, and more.
Fortunately, by understanding the body functions necessary for recovery, there are many scientifically-validated ways to speed up and support this process.
Rather than performing below your potential or suffering from nagging aches, pains and injuries, support your body’s recovery process with this awesome sports massage!