Acupuncture for Surfers
Preventative measures such as proper stretching and strength training can help reduce the risk of these injuries. If an injury does occur, prompt medical attention and appropriate treatment, including supportive acupuncture, can help minimize the impact on a surfer's health and performance.
Cupping can help:
Choosing the best sunscreen for surfing can be tricky, as it needs to be able to withstand water and sweat, provide effective sun protection, and be safe for both you and the ocean environment. Here are some things to look for when selecting your sunscreen:
Surf better, and get injured less. Practice these (and other) yoga postures and sequences regularly to improve flexibility, strength, and balance:
Surfing can be physically demanding. Restorative yoga can help improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness, and promote relaxation to help you recover after and between surf sessions. Here are five restorative yoga postures that can help with surf recovery:
Use supportive props to increase your comfort in these postures, and safely deepen into the stretches. Listen to your body. Choose supportive props and movements to modify postures and honor your individual needs, which will change over time.
Improving posture can not only help prevent injury but also improve your surfing performance. By maintaining good posture, you can improve your balance, stability, and overall control while riding the waves. In addition to these tips, it's important to listen to your body and take breaks when needed. Give your body time to rest and recover between sessions! If you experience pain or discomfort while surfing, it's important to seek medical attention and address any underlying issues that may be contributing to poor posture. Here are some tips to help improve posture while surfing:
Surfing requires dynamic movements, so it's important to incorporate mobility exercises that mimic the range of motion used during surfing. These exercises can be performed as part of a pre-surf warm-up, or as a standalone workout to improve flexibility, range of motion, and overall performance while also reducing the risk of injury. Gradually increase intensity, and only perform exercises that feel comfortable and safe for your individual level of fitness and mobility.