definitely required in most cases, but sometimes we are just sore, our muscles are just sore! We need to be able to feel discomfort in order for us to know if something is hot, if we have cut ourselves, to become aware of what is going on in our bodies internally - if we didn’t feel pain I guess we would be zombies?
When our body becomes sore or our muscles are sore, it could be our body telling us to rest or slow down. It could be a sign of positive change to the body, your body adapting to a healthier you!
So, what does it mean when our muscles feel sore? and how can Myotherapy help?
Some things that come to mind where we may feel sore that day or the days after could be; quick high intense bursts of movements, repetitive movements, carrying grocery bags, gardening, sleeping in the wrong position and performing an activity that we haven’t done before, for example – Yoga.
It doesn’t seem black and white as to why muscles become sore. It could be DOMS – delayed onset muscles soreness which is said to be microscopic tears in the muscle fibres. Muscles may be sore due to inflammation of the muscle and connective tissue which has been caused by damage to the fibres of the muscle. In both of these theories the muscle and connective tissue are inflamed to assist healing and promote muscles growth.
So, how can Myotherapy help? Myotherapy can help assist the healing process and remodelling by stimulating the circulatory system delivering rich oxygenated blood, nutrients and white blood cells to the area minimising your discomfort.
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