Singing the praises of a great massage
I normally get a massage once or twice a year. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to go more, but I typically either don’t have the time in my schedule or simply don’t want to bother with finding a place to go, scheduling an appointment, etc, etc.
Things have changed recently though; with my move to downtown San Diego, there came the added benefit of a massage parlor being located on the first floor of my building. So today, with my back still aching a bit from my move and my rides this week, I decided to go in.
An hour later I can’t begin to describe how good I feel. The tightness in my neck (from the aero position) is gone and the knots in my back (from moving) are only an afterthought. I must have been in a daze afterwards because the salesperson at the front desk talked me into signing up on a monthly program where I get free/discounted massages every month. I’ll keep it through the bar exam at least.
Aside from stress relief though, massage is a great way to rejuvenate your muscles that are tired from training. Even with stretching, your muscles will get tight over time when you train in high volumes, so reward yourself with a massage every once in a while. Not only is it great for your muscles, it’s a great mental break from everything as well.