5 Secrets To Eliminate Physical Pain
A lot of the time we think that the pain we experience is normal, there’s nothing that can be done about it or that “it just comes with age”. The human body is so much more than that: it’s an extremely powerful self-healing machine that needs the right tools and fuel to recover. If we condition our body to be ‘stuck’ in certain positions or to over-compensate for them, it’s to be expected to experience pain. But taking painkillers doesn’t have to be your first move. Our Sports Therapists are giving you some top secrets on the relieving pain.
Allow Your Body To Recover
It’s okay to take the day off from working out, it’s okay to not train as hard as you’re used to, it’s okay to eat a bit more than you’re used to. Our bodies need time to recover and need the right fuel to get back to their best performing selves. Relieving pain is nearly impossible without recovery. How do you expect a machine to operate without maintenance?
Have Regular Mental Checks
Are you going through something right now? Our emotional state can impact our physical bodies, too: we stiffen up, our posture drops, we overcompensate for pain in other areas of the body. Stay mindful of your mental and physical health. Whether you’re relieving pain physically or mentally, it’s okay to ask for help when you need it.
Be Mindful of Your Posture
Our posture has a lot to do with relieving pain we experience. Poor posture attributes to 63% of back pain, 53% of neck pain, 38% of shoulder pain and 33% of wrist pain. One thing many people don’t know is that correct posture is a habit that’s easy to build. Stretch regularly and be mindful of your posture – soon you won’t even need to think about it.
Treat Your Injuries
Do you have an un-treated injury? These injuries have a higher rate of relapse, and your muscles may be overcompensating for the pain. If you feel that you’ve given your body enough time to recover but still experience pain, you may need Sports Therapy. Therapists will be able to assess the root cause of pain and will guide you through on relieving pain so you can get back to normal.
Massage Therapy Over Painkillers
Massage is so much more than a relaxing day at the spa. It can help you increase your range of motion and mobility, allowing you to fully stretch out your muscles. It will increase blood circulation to treated areas, which will then speed up the recovery process. There are many ways to use massage to relieving pain and help you get back to normal.