My neck! My Back!

January 02, 2018

My neck! My Back!


Sometimes after a long workout the next day I find my lower back throbbing. Not sure if my form was off the day before, I didn't stretch enough or I straight up wore myself out, but here are a few at home remedies I've picked up along the way to help ease my pain.

1. Massage

My most favorite and obvious relief of all is getting a really good deep massage. Who wouldn't want that after a tough workout? This gently loosens up the tension and really helps relieve the pain.

2. Bath

Another favorite (clearly) is a warm (not hot! you'll cause inflammation) epson salt bath. Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, works its way through the skin and into sore muscles. Soaking for about 20 minutes can help to ease sore back muscles, especially after exercise.

3. Yoga

A good old fashion stretch can always do the trick too! Stretching can help loosen up tense muscles and strengthen those that need some relief. Anytime you begin stretching, you should approach each step gently to reduce the risk of causing an injury or making yours worse.

4. Foam Roller

The fourth best thing to do is foam roll the upper back. This area is designed for rotation and extension. With the postures most people are in, this area gets stuck. 

Okay, so reading back over this it sounds like a really nice spa night.. sign me up!