There’s a good chance after you’ve left it all out there on the gym floor you’re sweaty, tired and feeling drained. No matter what time your workout, having a good post workout routine can help you feel refreshed, relaxed and ready to carry on with your day.

Dry sauna
Can you stand the heat? Sitting in a hot little room doesn’t sound too appealing, but you might be surprised at what a good sauna sweat can do for you. First and foremost it helps your body release toxins and opens up your pores helping to release any blockages that may have built up there. If you often feel stiff after a workout, a session in the sauna is a great way to relax your muscles, plus research has shown that there is a 30 percent increase in your pulse rate, so even though you’re just hanging out, your heart is still working hard. Be sure to keep your sauna time to 15 minutes, and drink plenty of water before, during and after. If you have any health concerns, talk to your doctor before using a sauna.

Rinse and repeat
You probably already know this, but you need to shower after a workout, especially if you’ve worked up a good sweat. Not only will you wash off the smell, but you’ll also be washing away bacteria which can lead to rashes and breakouts if left too long on the skin. Sweat also helps breed fungus-which is a big fan of dark and damp areas. If you’re brave, try having a cold shower. It will help with muscle recovery, stimulate circulation, stimulate your immune system and help your body rid itself of toxins. 

Massage chairs
You might not have time to always fit in a full hour Swedish massage, but a quick 10 minute sit in a massage chair while you check your emails can actually do a world of good. Getting a massage from a chair helps improve your posture by relaxing muscles and aligning the spine, which reduces pressure on nerves. They can also help relieve stress, improve circulation and blood pressure, and relax and loosen those sore muscles. Plus, they’re right there on your way out, so you don’t have to wait for an appointment or travel to the spa.