8 FAQs ON SPORTS RECOVERY
From premier league players to exhausted parents, the SPORTS RECOVERY Bath Soaks are playing an important role in the recovery of tired, stiff and sore muscles.
At a time where traditional recovery methods such as massage are not as easily accessible, we answer 8 FAQs on the role TARIO SPORTS RECOVERY Bath Soaks perform in muscle recovery post cardio, strengthening or competitive sports training.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ALLOW MUSCLES TO RECOVER AFTER EXERCISE?
Including recovery time into your training programme is vital as it allows the body to rest and for muscles to repair, rebuild and strengthen.
Along with resting, staying hydrated, replenishing essential minerals and refuelling are all important components for recovery and injury prevention.
WHAT ROLE DO MAGNESIUM FLAKES PLAY IN MUSCLE RECOVERY?
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the body and is lost through gut, sweat and tears when training and exercising. To boost physical recovery, a bath with a few handfuls of magnesium flakes is one way to replenish this essential mineral. Transdermal absorption allows magnesium to be absorbed through the skin, by-passing the stomach and supporting muscle recovery. Magnesium also plays a role in allowing calcium to be released into the body which is essential for building and maintaining strong bones.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The benefits of a long warm bath with magnesium flakes post cardio, strengthening or competitive training include:
- Relaxes the body to allow muscles to recover and lengthen
- Soothes pain from cramps, stiff and sore muscles which increases circulation
- Relaxed muscles support a good night’s rest.
- Helps reduce anxiety and stress
- Improves energy levels
WHAT ROLE DO THE OILS PLAY IN THE SPORTS RECOVERY BATH SOAK?
The role of essential oils impacts the limbic system which is the complex part of the brain that deals with emotions and motivation.
An added layer in the recovery process is the inclusion of the uplifting and zingy scents of peppermint, lemon & eucalyptus to lift mood and energy after an exhausting training or exercise session.
For skin that is dry and dehydrated, Jojoba oil is added to nourish and moisturise leaving it feeling silky soft.
ARE THE BATH SOAKS VEGAN?
All TARIO products are meticulously researched and created to ensure that we don’t include any nasties. This includes zero additions of any artificial preservatives, parabens, dyes or animal derivatives. All TARIO products and ingredients are 100% natural and vegan friendly.
We also ensure all our products are palm-oil free in support against deforestation.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE THEM?
Best used 3-4 times a week to boost muscle recovery.
Add 4 handfuls of the flakes into warm water, swirl them around until dissolved.
For an SOS treatment after a particularly intense session, double up and add in 7-8 handfuls.
Lie back, close your eyes and let the salt, scent and warm water do the rest.
Also great for a foot bath when feet are achy & sore after a long day on your feet.
THE FLAKES ARE LARGE COMPARED TO OTHER SALTS, DO THEY DISSOLVE COMPLETELY?
The short answer is yes…although large, we select these because of their luxurious character but once in water they dissolve very quickly, leaving no gritty bits at the bottom of the bath. As the flakes are hygroscopic we do advise that in order to preserve the quality of your salts that the bag is resealed immediately after use.
WHEN DO I USE THE BATH SOAKS?
After training, at the end of the day, before bed or first thing in the morning. It is really up to you. We have a Bath Soak created for every event!