Winter Fun and Sore Muscles

Have you been taking advantage of our Canadian winter weather? Skating, skiing, snowshoeing – it’s so great to be able to enjoy enjoying the fresh air and exercise… Finding muscles you didn’t know you had? According to commonsensehome.com, there are a variety of easy ways to relieve your aching muscles, here are some of their suggestions:

– If there’s no inflammation, heat is the key. A nice warm bath with Epsom salts or a hot water bottle will go a long way to relax your muscles and relieve tension.

– Have you tried essential oils? For muscle cramps, try lemongrass essential oil with peppermint and marjoram. For muscle spasms, try basil, marjoram and Roman chamomile. For muscle tension, try marjoram, peppermint, helichrysum, lavender or Roman chamomile. Simply add 1 or 2 drops of the oil to a carrier oil and apply directly to the affected area.

– Get a massage! Massage helps increase blood flow to the area, which speeds up the healing. Why not get pampered in our 8,000 sq. ft. spa? We can provide you with a relaxing massage or our signature Hockley massage. For more information, please visit us here: http://www.hockley.com/spa/

– For preventative measures, magnesium can help to lessen muscle pain, so try incorporating more foods like these into your diet for next time: squash, pumpkin seeds, spinach, Swiss chard, cocoa powder, black beans, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews.

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