Pain vs. Injury

March 2018
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Pain vs. Injury

Do You Know the Difference:

Sore and tender muscles following a vigorous workout may be no surprise to an active individual.  However, how do you know when it is something more?  How do you know when it is time to seek medical attention?  

The answer may simply be..... timing.

-Tender when touching muscles, tired or burning feeling while exercising and minimal dull, tight, and achy feeling at rest
-Onset: during exercise or 24-72 hours after activity
-Duration: 2-3 days
-Worsens with: sitting still
-Action to take: resume activity once soreness subsides

-Ache, sharp pain at rest or when exercising
-Onset: during exercise or within 24 hours of activity
-Duration: may linger if not addressed
-Improves with: ice and rest
-Worsens with: continued activity
-Action to take: consult with a medical professional if pain is extreme or lasts more than 1-2 weeks

General aches and muscle pains are signs of tired muscles and are nothing to be concerned about as long as they don't last longer than 2-3 days.  If you get pain or stiffness that you feel earlier in your exercise session or that lasts for a long time afterwards, you may have an injury.  Sudden pain may indicate muscle or tissue damage.  These symptoms are different from the muscle aches you get the first time you do a  new exercise, as they don't go away when you repeat the same activity.  This could mean you have to change your activity or seek professional advice.

How can Massage help my Pain or Injury?
  • Helps relieve stress and aids in relaxation.
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness.
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy.
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments by reducing pain and swelling.
  • Reduces the formation of excessive scar tissue.
  • Reduces muscle spasms.
  • Provides greater flexibility and range of motion.
  • Enhances athletic performance. 
  • Treats injuries caused during sport.
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing.
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids.
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and the effects of eye-strain.
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of the skin.
  • Improves posture.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems.
  • Rehabilitation after an injury or surgery.

How Often Should I Get Massage?

Getting massage is like getting your oil changed on your vehicle, you need to do it regularly to get optimal results.  Most common would be twice a month, once a month, or once every other month (unless there has been trauma, then it is best to come in multiple times a week).  Whatever your body needs, just make sure you do it regularly to stay ahead of the pain!

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This Months Recipe:

Protien Bites:


1 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Nutbutter of your choice
1/2 Cup Sesame seeds
1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seed
1/2 Cup Craisins
1/4 Cup Agave Nectar or Honey
1/4 Cup Molasses
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Optional-Chocolate chips 

1) Stir together and chill
2) Roll into balls
3) Store in Refrigerator 
This Months Coupon:

In This Issue:
 Oil of the Month

Wintergreen's refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating. It's a great addition to lotions that are applied after activity.

This oil has cortisone-like properties, making it naturally analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, and antispasmodic and warming, among other qualities. It is said to be beneficial for arthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis, bone spurs, frozen shoulder, torn rotator cuff, cartilage injury and general pain or inflammation of the muscular and skeletal system.
Supplement Of The Month


Ligaplex I contains nutrients that provide acute ligament and muscle support.
  • Supports the body's normal connective tissue repair and synthesis processes
  • Supports healthy joints and muscles
  • Supports bone growth and the synthesis of cartilage
  • Contains buckwheat, which supports the body's natural anti-inflammatory response as it relates to periodic challenges like strenuous exercise
  • Contains a combination of key ingredients from Manganese B12Cataplex EOstrophin PMG, and Cataplex A-C-P
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Becker, MN  55308