Making Goals: How Massage Can Help With Stress And Injuries

Welcome to my blog everyone. My name is Joan Templer, and I am the manager of a successful netball team. I am a firm believer in combining excellent coaching skills with physical and psychological therapy to produce the best players possible. One of the most important aspects of our team preparation is ensuring that players have access to quality massage services. Over the years, I have seen considerable evidence that regular massage helps reduce injury recovery time and relaxes players so that they perform at their best. Of course, you don't have to be a sportsperson to suffer from stress or injuries. For example, many office workers are under daily pressure and gain various aches and pains from hunching over desks. I have started this blog to sing the praises of regular massage and explain the different techniques available. Please browse and I hope your life can be stress-free.

Three Critical Guidelines on Preventing Muscle Cramps during Exercise


Regular exercise is essential for the optimal health of every individual. In general, the workout will ensure the management of weight, reduction of health risk factors and improvement of the general physiological elements of the body. Unfortunately, if you are susceptible to regular muscle cramping, you will experience difficulties in maintaining a reliable workout routine. Moreover, the pain caused by muscle cramps can cause a decline in your quality of life and interfere with your daily activities. If you have recently experienced cramping, consider using these simple guidelines to minimise the risk of the problem.

Perform a Proper Warm-up

You should always warm up your body before beginning your normal exercise. This practice is important because it primes the major muscle groups which are involved in exercise for high-intensity movement. In simple terms, the warm-up will increase blood flow to these areas, ensuring that there is sufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients. When warming up, you should make sure that you have combined static and dynamic stretching for optimal results. You should also add some aerobic components in your routine so that you will promote better workout performance.

Hydrate Your Body

You should keep your boy properly hydrated when working out. Simply speaking, you should make sure that you are taking in sufficient fluids before, during and after your exercise routine. In general, dehydration can increase your risk of developing cramps. This can be attributed to the imbalance in the body which is cause by loss of electrolytes and fluids. The change causes an unusual excitability of the nerves such that the muscles become more vulnerable to spasms. If you are planning on having a long workout session, you should consider using an electrolytic beverage or sport nutrition instead of plain water for optimal results.

Increase Your Range of Motion

Finally, you should work on your mobility for the long-term management of your muscle cramping problems. Numerous individuals experience unexpected cramping because of the tightness of the muscles and the skeletal structure. When these tight muscles are engaged during exercise, they become strained and the cramps develop. If you focus on workout routines which improve your range of motion and reduce muscle stiffness, you will be able to perform most complex exercises without experiencing spasms and stress.

Muscle cramps and strain can cause significant discomfort and some health complications. Therefore, if you are experiencing pain or aching due to exercise, you should consult a physiotherapist for a check-up and subsequent treatment. 


20 December 2017