Massage For Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Have you gone too hard at the gym and pulled up really sore?
So we’ve all just had a decent amount of time away from the gym and many have coupled that with working from home with average ergonomics. It’s safe to say that we’re all lost some strength and fitness, but as we return to the gym we are likely going to be really sore, this is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness!
Here is a rundown of how remedial massage can help you recover faster and get rid of those sore muscles.
Why am I so sore after the gym?
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
As we get back into regular training with more weight and higher intensity style training, we will be sure to experience more muscle soreness (otherwise known as DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness). This soreness can be discouraging and may keep us out of the gym more than we would like.
DOMS also affects our coordination between our brain and body. There is sufficient evidence that massage therapy after strenuous exercise could be effective for alleviating DOMS and improving muscle performance. (Guo et al., 2017). The findings of the authors demonstrated that muscle soreness rating decreased significantly when the participants received massage intervention compared with no intervention at 24 hrs after exercise.
Other benefits of Massage:
- Improved recovery from exercise
- An improved overall sense of wellbeing
- Help reducing anxiety and stress
- Pain reduction
- Improved sleep