The snow has finally arrived! This weekend we took our first run of the season at Camp Fortune and the powder was awesome. There was a light snow falling, a temperature of -1 and a lot of excited skiers just raring to go. After a great day on the slopes it’s easy to forget what tomorrow might feel like … ouchhh!
Post-Ski Recovery is really important if you don’t want to be hobbling around the next day, or even worse, miss another great day on the slopes. Here are a few tips from the experts on how to avoid post-ski muscle pain.
Rehydrate – With water, not wine! It’s easy to forget that even though it’s cold on the mountain you may still be working up a sweat while skiing, climbing the steps in your ski boots and pushing up to the lifts. Mountain air is also dryer, so drink lots of water before you hit up the après – ski bar.
Stretch and Massage - Focus on your calves, hamstrings, hips and quads then give yourself a good self-massage with the Tiger Tail Massager and some Yoga Tune Up Balls … it can make all the difference.
Turn up the Heat – Heat relaxes tired sore muscles. The Theratherm Digital Moist Heat Pack provides intense, moist heat therapy to relieve muscle pain. Now you can sit back and relax with a glass of wine while Theratherm does the work
Soak in Salt – Epsom salts that is. An Epsom salt bath eases pain and relieves inflammation, making it beneficial in the treatment of sore muscles. Add some Eucalyptus Essential Oils for a fragrant and cold fighting super bath!
Help your clinic or spa clients by educating them on Post-Ski Recovery and providing them with the tools to stay healthy this ski season.
See you on the slopes!