Sometimes it takes a little more than stretching to get your body feeling at its best. When it comes to healing sore muscles, it’s important to restore from all angles- starting from the inside out.
Step 1: Start from the inside
Supporting healthy joints should be a holistic experience, starting with how we treat the insides of our body. Healthy joints need anti-inflammatory support to function and collagen production to maintain strength for mobility.* Pairing Turmeric Curcumin with Collagen Peptides synergizes these benefits while making the support simple and enjoyable to incorporate into your recovery routine.
Step 2: Loosen up your muscles
A little heat makes a BIG difference when you’re feeling physically stiff. Having Sweet Sweat on hand to help warm up the body before movement is crucial, even if your movement today is just a short walk down the block. What we love about the Sweet Sweat stick is you can apply it to any specific area that you feel needs the most recovery support.
Roll out your muscles and fascia with self-massage. We love using the Stability Ball and/or Therapy Gun for this step. The Stability Ball is a great tool for rolling out areas like your back or stomach. For targeting more specific areas and for deeper massage, the Sweet Sweat Therapy Gun is an excellent tool. Don’t be afraid to take time on those areas that feel especially tight, bringing relief to those muscles can play a role in preventing future injury.
Step 3: Ease into Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that targets your deep connective tissues like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you the space to heal both physically and mentally.
Step 4: Soothe
Complete your recovery time with a soak in the tub or a long shower. Moisturize your skin and hair using Argan Oil and/or Jojoba Oil. Ease your mind with aromatherapy by lighting a candle or diffusing essential oils. Unplug, turn off your screens, and take the time to truly unwind. End the day with your favorite beverage and relax in a plush robe. You deserve it!
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Written by: Natalie Anzivino