3 Reasons to Go for Massage Therapy after a Long Trip

//3 Reasons to Go for Massage Therapy after a Long Trip

3 Reasons to Go for Massage Therapy after a Long Trip

By |2019-05-23T08:53:16+00:00May 24th, 2019|Blog|

Just got done with your international sports tournament? Heading back home after an energy-fuelled week of playing your favourite sport? Did the back-to-back matches tire you out despite all the fun you had?

Looks like you should make an appointment for massage therapy once you’re back from your long trip!

Improved Sleep

After getting up at the crack of dawn for all those practice sessions, and staying up late attending tournament ceremonies and events, you’re in need of a good, long sleep. However, because of all the travelling, your body’s internal clock resets itself according to where you are and adjusts to the new sleeping patterns. Upon coming back home, it can take you a while to resume your earlier schedule and you’ll find yourself wrestling through sleepless nights and disturbed sleeping patterns.

Scheduling a post-trip massage appointment can help your mind and body relax. It’ll enable you to get rid of the mental as well as physical exhaustion you went through during your trip, and allow you to be at ease. If you’re experiencing jet-lag or had a long flight, the massage therapy will be especially fruitful in improving your sleep pattern and promoting a more relaxed state of mind.   

The Solution to Body Aches

Traveling tends to exert pressure on different parts of the body, causing muscle stiffness, pain, and soreness. Carrying around heavy luggage and sitting in the airplane seat in a set posture for too long can cause significant discomfort. You may experience pain in your neck and shoulder, develop a back ache, or feel stiff all over. Now, if you’ve already had a physically draining trip full of athletic activities, then this is the last thing your body needs.

Massage therapy can help relieve body ache and relax your muscles. It also attempts to improve your blood circulation, allowing your body to receive an ample oxygen that then helps it function smoothly.

Reduced Travel Stress

Even planning your dream vacation can put you through mental strain. There are accommodation and transportation arrangements to make, flight details to sort through, and lots of packing to do. During your trip, you need to have a backup plan at hand to avoid any last-minute crisis. This procedure repeats itself when you’re set to return as well.

Going for massage therapy after your trip will help your mind relieve itself from the travel stress and calm your nerves. A detailed session can help you get rid of the mental stress and re-energize yourself just in time to fall back into the routine. This is especially useful if you’ve spent your trip organizing or participating in sporting events, and are exhausted by the physical and mental exertion it caused.

Ready to book your massage appointment? At Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute, we’ve got a talented team of sports medicine doctors in the greater Toronto area, offering sports massage therapy, active release therapy, and acupuncture treatment services.  

Call us at 1 844 223-7364 to get in touch with us!

About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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