Before we go any further, I almost forgot to discuss just why it is so important to stretch and massage. 1) It provides an opportunity to check-in with your body: what is tight? What needs attention? 2) When without the assistance of a massage therapist, regular massage helps maintain fascia-sheath health and decreases the likelihood of pulled muscles. This regular care and attention also promotes muscular elasticity for greater recruitment, power and ultimately performance. 3) Most importantly however, a ‘recovery’ routine should include stretching and massage as it increases the blood flow to the damaged area, thereby increasing the speed at which the body can rebuild exercise-induced micro-muscle fiber tears and flush out toxins.—Ben Chaddock, Team Exergy1

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