Occasionally occurred muscle pain is almost inevitable in everyone’s life. After a long time of standing or sitting, or excessive exercises, there will often be some temporary discomfort on the related muscles. There are 4 easy ways to alleviate the bad feeling caused by muscle pain.
After a tiring exercising or working all day long, your muscles and nerves would be quite tight. Taking a hot bath at home will make you feel calm and relaxed. When you put a jar of warm bath water and soak yourself in it, muscle soreness will be relieved in a 10 to 20 minutes. This is because the temperature and pressure of water can relax tight muscles, and also have a calming effect on the heart and sub nervous. The buoyancy in the water can relax the whole body, and the water pressure can promote blood circulation in a timely manner.
In addition, taking a bath can also improve the quality of sleep, which gives you a good rest for the whole night, and therefore helps restore energy and recover tired muscles. It is best to keep the water temperature around 38°C. A too high water temperature will slow down the circulation of lymphocyte tissue and it’s also harmful for skin. Bathing can be alternated with sauna. However, home bathrooms usually does not have a facility of sauna. In that case, you can soak in the bathtub for a while and then stand up in the bathroom for 1 or 2 minutes to relieve the body from being under water pressure for too long. This keeps your body warm and allow the skin absorbing water vapor.
Massaging the parts of your body that have been trained or under a long time tightness would be super pleasurable. There are many different types of massage, such as sport massage, Thai massage, oil massage and so forth. All of them can have a good therapeutic effect on muscle soreness.
The most important thing of massages is the level of pressure, which should be changed among different person based on their body type and fitness level. A too high pressure makes us feel pain while a too low pressure works not good. Experienced professional massage therapists will check the condition of different parts on your body, and sometimes may ask you about the pressure when they perform the massage. They use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. It is worth noticing that you should not completely relax your entire body just after a intense exercise. This is because the intenser the exercise is, the more oxygen that we need. If we do not supply oxygen to the body, blood pressure will quickly drop and some undesirable phenomena will occur.
Percussion massagers, also called massage gun, are broadly used for post-exercise rehabilitation, as its effectiveness of pain relief. When you feel unwell because of suffering from any types of chronic pain or if your muscles have been stressed, a massage gun can quickly comfort you by reducing the pain and soreness from any angle of the muscle through a series of fast and frequent deep knock.
During this process, the tissue metabolism in such areas are promoted and thereby the accumulated lactic acids can be released and then flushed away by the fluids within the deep tissue. Compared to massage therapies, massage guns reach small and hard-to-reach areas with a subtle, deeper and intenser pressure. In the case that you suffer from slight muscle strain or extreme muscle fatigue, massage gun also helps you ease the bad feeling because of its sedating effect that acts on the nervous system.
Cupping is an ancient treatment getting a popularity over the world. Different from all other types of massages using positive pressure, cupping is the only one therapy that employs negative pressure to make the cups to be firmly sucked on the skin.
During the continuous suction process, the local blood pressure at the cupping areas are greater than the atmospheric pressure, which causes some slight ruptures of the capillaries, and the inside bleeding can speeds up the elimination of toxins at such local areas. Meanwhile, similar to the positive pressure from massages, when your muscles being squeezed into the cups by the force coming from blood pressure, you will get a continuous relaxation. However, people without professional cupping techniques are hard to perform cupping on their own. In that case, you can choose a smart cupping machine to customize your at-home cupping therapy, enjoying a self-cupping experience.