Reducing Common Summer Ailments with Massage

Beautiful, sunny days often mean an increase in outdoor activity. Even if you aren’t extremely active during summer, the warm weather gets people outside more often than during the winter months. This increased activity can result in aches and pains of sore muscles.

The good news: massage can help! Getting regular massages during the summer can relieve aching, overworked muscles and other common summer ailments, such as:

Tennis Elbow

This painful form of tendonitis doesn’t only happen after a day of tennis. Tennis elbow is caused by repetitive and/or stressful use of the tendons and muscles in your wrist, which results in micro tears of the tendons in the forearm. Because massage promotes blood flow, it can benefit both the recovery and prevention of tennis elbow.

Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons clients seek massage therapy, and summertime activities increase the risk of pain. Activities that involve twisting your core, such as kayaking, volleyball, golf, and hiking can overwork your muscles and put a damper on your summer. Massage can help increase your core body strength, as well relieve and loosen tight muscles.

Shin Splints

Shin splints occur when you overuse weak leg muscles. Summer is the time for hiking, biking, jogging, or just taking walks in the sun – all of which can cause shin splints, especially if you have been indoors during the winter. Shin splints can involve several muscles in the leg, and massage can help ease the tension by working with the leg, feet, and ankles to combat shin pain. Shin splints can also be caused by ill-fitting shoes.

Don’t let aches and pains put a stop to your summer!

Regular massage therapy sessions can help prevent and heal your summer ailments and keep your body going both physically and mentally all summer long.