A few TUESDAY TIPS to kick start your day! 😁
Following each of my treatments, I always love to give important self-care tips to clients with the intent of helping them maintain relaxed muscles post massage. I continuously encourage clients to invest in both of the following:
1. A Heat pack (preferably long, to fit comfortably around the neck region)
2. A form of muscle balm/gel.
I use both a Heat pack and Tiger Balm Gel during my remedial massages, as they both function to relieve our tight muscles!
What are their benefits, you may ask?!
Applying heat to muscles works to relax them instantaneously, reducing pain and stiffness. The application of heat encourages blood circulation of and around the target area. This means that oxygen and all necessary nutrients can be delivered to the area of focus, reducing the time taken for the healing process to begin! Tiger Balm or any Muscle Balm, can act in the same way as a heat pack. When rubbed into the muscle of focus, it too will stimulate blood circulation within the affected area. After its application, we will often experience a cooling/soothing sensation. This helps to sooth and relax the muscles! 💪
Let’s use the neck as an example :D
My top tip to offer for a tight neck area is to apply Tiger Balm liberally around the upper traps, around the neck, right up to the base of the skull. Immediately after, a heat pack should positioned on top of the neck area. The heat will enable the tiger balm to be absorbed more rapidly into the muscles! This is especially effective right before you go to sleep at night, as your body is in its most relaxed state! 😴
If you've made it to the end of this post...Well Done! 😜 Wishing everyone a lovely Tuesday!
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