What is M.M.M. I hear you ask?! Read on readers……….
Tight muscles – what are they? I'm always asked this question so here goes:
Each muscle is made up of muscle fibres that are supposed to flow freely like strings of spaghetti. Sometimes, waste material (excess salts, lactic acid, alcohol) get into the fibres and stick them together – thus forming a ‘knot’. Or technical jargon alert: a fibrous adhesion.
Now, knots are knot your friends (sorry, couldn't help myself)!!!
For a number of reasons:
So, when you have a massage and those knots are broken down the waste material is effectively being distributed back into your body. Luckily your body is pretty good at getting rid of this but drinking lots of water helps to flush things through a bit quicker.
Stretching can help with the general flexibility of your body but nothing will break down a knot like the action of a good massage. A massage will help to unstick the muscle fibres and eliminate knots!
Onto my new fave massage product:
Neals Yard Arnica Salve..................
Rub this into weary muscles as part of a massage and feel the benefits of arnica penetrate into your body. It's great stuff – I use it a lot on my clients especially on those tight trapezius muscles!
This is safe to use during pregnancy so it's also great for those who are body weary simply from growing a person!
So, keep those knots at bay people! Hydration is key so keep up with the good water habits. Also, stretching after exercise will help to shift lactic acid build up.
And always live by the rule of M.M.M.
Monthly Maintenance Massage!