We have all heard about the importance of stretching. Whether it's before or after a workout, the importance of stretching is not to be ignored. However, there are some details that should be addressed.
A common question I get asked a lot is, "what's the difference between a swedish and deep tissue massage?"
Massage therapists have many different preferences and have a variety of choices that I've probably never even heard of. I'm a simple man, I find one I like, and until I find something better, I'll stick with it.
A couple of blog posts ago I talked about the importance of rest. This time I'm going to be a little bit more specific and talk about the importance of getting enough sleep. There's a ton of research on the topic and we're going delve into it. Let's go.
This will be an interesting blog post. I've been thinking about this a lot lately and I feel like this is a skill that no one ever talks about, and that is...the ability to, "Turn Off Your Mind" or "Switch Off" when it is appropriate. I will elaborate.
One of the things I started doing is drinking black coffee in the morning after I get back from the gym. Once in a while I'll put some brown sugar in there, but I try not to do this often. I'll make a lot of black coffee one day, then I'll put the whole pot in the refrigerator for the next few days. Each morning I'll have about a mug or two of black coffee.
"Is there a right way to sleep?" Yes and no. There's your answer, goodbye! Just kidding, yes there is a right way to sleep...kinda. So first off, I just want to say that you aren't exactly conscious when you're sleeping, so it's a little hard to correct the way you sleep, and I feel like you shouldn't have to, but I digress.
I'll start with the most basic answer:
One question people ask me quite often is, "How often should I get a massage?". There is no one answer for everyone, as everyone is different. However the general agreement among the massage community is that you should a massage about...
So like most people, since it's the new year, I have been working on establishing some new habits such as going to the gym every day. However, I didn't start until January 3rd, so I've been playing catch up with my workout plan. Thus, as a result, I went to the gym like five days in a row and skipped the Rest Days so I could catch up to the current day of my workout schedule.
It's totally up to you. I often find that if it's a client's first time, having a fun conversation with the therapist helps them to relax and feel more comfortable after being more acquainted with the therapist. What usually happens is we'll talk for the first 10-15 minutes of the massages, then we'll slowly talk less and less until we're not talking at all.