Muscle Soreness & Ways to Relieve It

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is when you have gradually increasing soreness in the muscles that occurs 24-48 hours after activity. 

DOMS is completely normal, and it’s how we build stronger muscles. There are some things you can do to help makes sure the muscles heal properly and don’t cause problems later.

One great way to relieve sore muscles is using massage with vibration. The folks at Massage Therapy Concepts sent me their Cordless Handheld Massager. It has 7 different attachments to make it very versatile, and its long handle makes it easy to reach those hard-to-reach spots on your shoulders and back.

Once you use the massage to relax the muscles, you always want to stretch afterwards to help lengthen the muscles. Also, drinking plenty of water and getting plenty rest after your workouts will help decrease DOMS.


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