Tag Archive: injury

Female Athlete

Understanding Inflammation and Healing for Athletes

As athletes who train for races, competitions, or daily/weekly goals we must remember that our tissues are in a constant state of healing. Our muscles tear then repair which increases the body’s state of inflammation or swelling. Since intense workouts create inflammation, it’s important to decrease the amount of stress on our bodies by choosing the right foods. Basically, we want to heal as efficiently as possible to keep our body running smoothly, and the foods we choose make a big difference.

Massage Therapy

Injuries, Exercise and Massage

Massage is important for many powerful reasons, including detoxification and stress relief. But, when people ask me why to get massage or why it’s important the answer that resonates with most “type A” New Yorker’s is that it helps you get into good shape faster with less stiffness and soreness, allowing you to push your body harder. Perhaps most important is that massage helps prevent the injuries that will set you back.