Your 5-Point Guide to Winter Sports Recovery

Picture the scene: you’ve just come off the slopes, your hands and face are cold and wind-chapped, and your muscles ache. Think arms, knees, elbows, thighs… everything is tight and sore. Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating sports, but skin and limbs can take a beating on the piste. So, how do you recover from aprés ski ailments? Here are Cannaray’s top tips for snow sports lovers.

 

1. Bathe in Hot Water

Some of the soreness associated with winter sports is caused by the cold weather. While, of course, speeding from bell to bell is strenuous, the plunging temperatures can cause your muscles to constrict, too. This creates an inflammatory response that leaves limbs feeling extra tight, so it makes sense that warming muscles up is a must after a day of tearing up the powder.

Make use of the chalet hot tub or a hot bath with a long soak in some Epsom salts. It’s a magnesium sulfate compound, which is believed to reduce swelling and induce deep relaxation. A sauna can also help to relax knotted, frozen arms and legs. It increases blood flow, allowing more oxygen to flow to those achy muscles.

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2. Massage Sore Muscles

After soaking, give yourself a massage to lend further relief to scrunched-up muscles. The very act of rubbing tight joints can warm them up and loosen tension, allowing you to hit the slopes harder the next day.

A foam roller will help, but you can also use a salve, like the CBD Muscle Balm. Simply scoop a generous amount into the palms of hands, and work the tingly, eucalyptus-infused saviour into knots using circular motions. Do this again the next morning, just before you put your ski or snowboard gear on. The clever formula sticks to skin during sports, so you don’t have to worry about it sliding off as you soar down mountainsides.