Sports massage is a type of deep Swedish massage that aims at increasing circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluids. Sports massage also focuses on breaking up adhesions and increasing joint range of motion.
When would you get a sports massage?
- *Before a sports event to stimulate circulation and prepare for the event
- *After a sports event to help normalize tissues and reduce inflammation
- *During training to assist the athlete with training and avoiding injury
- *At any time to aid in rehabilitating an injury
Always check in with your massage therapist so they know your needs and expectations for the massage.
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Magnesium intake is one of the most important factors for diabetes prevention and management and is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping a healthy immune system, and building strong bones. Deficiencies can lead to muscle spasms, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, migraines, and osteoporosis.
Here’s a list of magnesium rich foods: Bran (rice, wheat, and oat), seeds (squash, pumpkin, and watermelon), cacao (dark chocolate), sesame seeds, flax seeds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, pine nuts, and molasses.
Dark Chocolate is High in Magnesium
Natural antioxidants are molecules that prevent damage against free radicals in the body. Free radicals cause damage to our immune cells when produced in excessive quantities during the inflammatory process (part of the immune response). It is necessary for our bodies to eliminate them to avoid this damage and help our bodies in the fight against infections caused by bacteria,viruses, and parasites. We can help our body in the fight against excessive damage from free radicals by eating certain antioxidant rich foods. Examples of these foods are; blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, strawberries, beans, artichoke hearts, and spinach. There are many others. Including a mixture of these fruits and vegetables in your diet, along with others, can help improve overall health and defense against free radicals in the body.