So I love working on athletes and this week is the best. Breckenridge Epic, a 6 stage mountain bike race with a ton of single track has started and world class cyclists and rippers from all over the world competing, and I get to work on a few of the racers.
I can’t even tell you how much it inspires me to see these guys on the hills every day, pushing the limits. Massage is just one of the ways I can help their race. Not only does it decrease recovery time to promote healing, but even in just 15 minutes of flushing it can reduce the amount of lactic acid in the legs. I recently read that researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that a 10 minute massage activates certain genes which act to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. Benefits similar to ibuprofin, but zero side effects. So to get ahead of the game it is no wonder why so many professional athletes take advantage. Just remember to hydrate after to flush the system… coconut water and bananas seem to do the trick…. and then go get your game on : )