Recently, Time published an article called “Why Skiing Is a Ridiculously Good Workout.” The article pointed out that the maneuvers required for skiing offer a total lower body workout. Skiing uses muscles that are rarely used in other activities and workouts. The article also pointed out that skiing is a good cardiovascular workout and interval workout (intense activity with periods of rest immediately following one another). Skiing, like any great workout can be enhanced with a great recovery massage.
Working Different Muscles
Most people don’t ski regularly. Those of us who live here are fortunate to be close to the mountain, but many others only ski on their vacations or weekends. This means that many of the muscles required for this total lower body workout aren’t used regularly. When you use muscles that aren’t accustomed to working so hard, they can easily become stiff and sore. However, you don’t want to waste any of your precious ski vacation nursing sore and tire muscles. A post ski massage can help your muscles recover faster so that you will feel good about getting back on the slopes.
A post-skiing sports massage can also help keep your muscles limber and flexible. When your muscles are loose and limber, you can help reduce the risk of serious injury. While skiing is an excellent workout, there is also some risk of injury. Starting on terrain appropriate to your skill level; preparing for skiing with targeted stretches and exercises; and following up with a post ski massage can all work together to help prevent injury.
At the Spa at Breckenridge we offer a sports massage that will help you recover quickly from your day of hard work on the slopes. Our convenient ski-in/ski-out location means that you don’t have to spend time getting to and from your appointment. Simply ski right up to our spa so you don’t miss a minute more than you need to on the slopes. Our Mountain Recovery Massage can focus on the lower body, upper body or both. After your massage you can relax in one of our hot tubs or our heated swimming pool while you enjoy spectacular scenery.
Plan a Massage for Your Vacation
When you plan your ski vacation, don’t forget to take care of your body. Skiing will be more fun when you feel strong and limber. Schedule your Mountain Recovery Massage at our Breckenridge spa now so that you can stave off the soreness and aching muscles that are so commonly associated with a ski vacation. Pamper yourself so that you can enjoy skiing even more.
Photo by Breckenridge Ski Resort, courtesy of Breckenridge Office of Tourism