Recover post-workout at the spa

Recover post-workout at the spa

  • February 27, 2020

Let’s look on the positive side: while the cold, snowy weather seems to stretch on forever, that just means you have more time to enjoy your favourite winter sports and activities! From hockey to skiing to snowshoeing, there are so many great ways to take full advantage of the season and get in a dynamic workout.

But as you plan your workouts, don’t forget to plan your rest! Proper recovery not only helps your muscles repair and strengthen, it can also help you to avoid injury and get back out there sooner rather than later.

The spa is the perfect hot spot for your next cool-down session – many of our experiences and treatments will integrate seamlessly into your regular routine. Here’s some inspiration for how to use the spa as a post-workout recovery tool.

Enjoy baths? Try the thermal cycle.

Whether you enjoy a hot bath or an ice bath after a tough workout, the thermal cycle is the perfect blend of both! Heat therapy increases blood flow, helping to flush out by-products from your workout. Cold therapy slows blood flow, helping to reduce inflammation, while also accelerating your heart rate and releasing adrenaline. Following these steps with a rest phase slows the release of adrenaline, making way for endorphins. The entire process helps to alleviate post-workout soreness and also provide you with an incredible sense of well-being.

Avid foam roller? Try a massage.

If foam rolling is your go-to technique for releasing muscle tension, consider a Deep Tissue massage. In essence, foam rolling is a kind of self-massage, which helps to increase blood flow to the muscle tissue and can speed recovery time. Our Deep Tissue massage is designed to achieve this same effect while also targeting any chronic tension you may have. Make sure you discuss your specific needs with your massage therapist both before and during your treatment to get the most out of your experience!

Bored of your regular post-workout meal? Try a new dish!

It goes without saying that a healthy, hearty meal is essential to restore the nutrients lost during your workout. But sometimes it’s easy to fall into a rut. If you find yourself turning to the same old standbys over and over again, maybe you just need a little inspiration! Let your cravings be your guide and head to Restö for a dish that is not only unique and original, but wholesome and delicious too!


Miranda Abraham
Wellness Blogger