After an intensive day of filming last weekend, I was reminded of the importance of cooling down.

When I got home after fighting on set for several hours, I took a hot bath with Epsom Salts and then did various self-care activities for almost two hours. These activities included stretching, massage to work out muscle knots, hydrating and some gentle movement to keep the blood flowing. The next day I developed a tiny bit of soreness, but nothing like what I have felt before when I hadn’t done a proper cool down.

Stay sensitive to what your body needs. You’ll drastically reduce your discomfort, as well as increasing the health and longevity of your instrument.