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Stay Injury Free This Summer With These Tips

Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner.

As Canadians we live for the warm weather and the activities that come with it. From getting your garden planted and blooming, to the vast array of outdoor sports sometimes, we can overdo it with our enthusiasm for the warmth resulting in injury.

When exercising and doing outdoor activities there is a constant buildup of tension in the body. This can translate into stress to your muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Implementing massage therapy into your everyday life helps maintain flexibility and lessons the chance of injury.

More importantly it allows you to continue enjoying the activities that you love.

Here are a few other tips to stay safe and maximize your fun in the sun:

Stretch before and after activities

Keep well hydrated

Limit the length of time you spend doing any one activity or in any one position. For example, in the garden be mindful of how much bending you are doing.

If kneeling for outside work, use a foam knee mat or knee pads.

If you over do it be sure to do some light stretching to help relieve the stress placed on those muscles.

Listen to what your body is telling you because your body knows its limits.

Heather Heaney

Registered Massage Therapist

In 2005 Heather Heaney graduated from Sutherland -Chan school of Massage Therapy. As a registered massage therapist Deep Tissue, traditional Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Pregnancy massage and Breast massage are some of the techniques used in her practice. With many tools, Heather can help you choose the Therapy that best suits you.

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