Sore muscles can be caused in many different ways: - Overuse of muscles and repetitive movement - Injury (strain or sprain) - Sedentary lifestyle - Poor posture - Stress
Rest is so important to give your body time to recovery and heal. Avoid activity that aggravate and cause discomfort.
Gentle stretching helps to lengthen & release tight muscles and reduce tension. Avoid stretches that cause pain. Hold each pose for at least 30 seconds.
Gentle movement (like walking or cycling) can be incredibly beneficial for soothing sore muscles by gently stretching tight muscles and increasing blood supply to facilitate recovery.
A hot bath can be a great way to relax and soothe tight muscles, Heat increases blood flow which can speed up healing. Add a cup of epsom salt for additional relief.
Foam rolling is a great tool for releasing tight muscles and trigger points. Foam rolling applies gentle pressure on tight muscles/knots to soften and release muscles.
Muscle rubs can be a great addition to provide additional topical relief. Many contain menthol and camphor for cooling comfort. CBD balms are also wonderful for muscle tension and knot discomfort.