Making the effort to stay fit, in shape, and healthy is essential for your body’s health, and though it can do some amazing things, sometimes it requires a bit of help. Bear in mind, however, the form matters significantly as well, as the last thing you want to do is pull a muscle or significantly injury yourself in some way, shape, or form. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX spa therapists take a look at muscle soreness and steps you can take so that your muscles are not so tight.
Muscle stiffness occurs when you find it difficult to move because your muscles feel stiff or tight. While light stretching may be able to alleviate this sensation, the opposite effect can occur as well. In other words, if you are not careful, you may endure cramping, discomfort, and pains or spasms. As such, it is important you do not try to “work through” the stiffness, as this can result in an even worse situation and potentially permanent damage.
There are a number of circumstances that can cause your muscles to feel sore or tight, but the most common include exercise, hard physical work, weight lifting, and movement after significant periods of inactivity. Additionally, muscle stiffness can arise from sprains and strains, and this can lead to other symptoms, including swelling, redness, bruising, and restricted movement. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is best to consult with your doctor first to determine the best course of action. For more information about this process, give our team a call today.
Home Treatment and Stretches
Once you have met with your doctor and he or she has confirmed the cause of the issue, he or she may recommend a number of at-home practices that can help based on your situation. For example, alternative hot and cold packs can help heal and soothe sore muscles. Another option may include stretching of the area, in which you gently pull and stretch your limbs to decrease muscle stiffness. Additionally, this process can aid in improving your circulation as well as reducing inflammation. Give our team a call today to learn more about items you can practice at home to improve muscle soreness.
How We Can Help
Finally, our team can help work the areas you are having trouble with through a targeted massage! Indeed, we offer deep tissue massages, stretch sessions, sports massages, and more to help you soothe those muscles and keep them safe and taken care of. Further, we will work with you to gain an understanding of your unique needs in order to better service you.
Schedule Your Appointment
When you are ready to schedule your appointment with our team, contact Touch-N-Skin: Wellness Spa in Dallas, TX by calling 972-992-7422.