Besides being therapeutic, massages can actually increase your flexibility. According to Fitness instructor Angela Joyce, the recovery period after each stretch session is when you’ll see the most results. Massaging the muscles you stretched allows them to repair better and avoid tears. In this video, she shows us how to knead our most active muscles and detect sore spots before they undergo excessive tear. Follow the tips outlined in Friday’s video and then cool down with one of the massages Joyce demonstrates for lengthened muscles that can sustain harder workouts. Be sure to check WD’s new workout series every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon for new exercises to add to your routine!
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