Toasted marshmallow, billions of stars, beautiful hikes through scenic forests, warming up by the campfire – some of our favorite camping pastimes that have made great memories.
Of course, there are also memories of dragging around firewood, sleeping on the hard, uncomfortable ground, and hiking that trail that was steeper than you had planned for.
To help your body recover from that camping trip and prepare for the next outdoor adventure, try including massage therapy into your camping routine.
Massage therapy and camping aren’t usually ideas that go hand-in-hand. While camping can be the much needed recuperation for your body and mind from everyday life and responsibilities, it can also leave your muscles sore and in need of recuperation of their own.
A massage therapy session right after a camping trip can help speed up muscle recovery, relieve any leftover soreness, and improve your muscles’ stamina for next time. It can also help to prolong the calm and relaxation you found while in nature and make it last when you return home.
A massage after you your camping can promote “faster healing and improved stamina” to allow you to work out longer and move around more once you are back home.
Regular massage after a camping trip or strenuous outdoor exercise is one of the best ways to relieve muscles tension, speed up recovery, and keep your muscles active. It is also a great idea to book a massage session before your next outdoor trip to avoid muscle soreness altogether! By getting a massage a few days before, you are giving your muscles the circulation, oxygen, and nutrients they need to perform at their best and maintain a state of relaxation.
Stay pain-free and completely at ease during camping season by staying consistent with massage therapy before and after your trips into nature.