One month of 2019 already behind us, how are you getting on?
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As Spring is just around the corner, marathon season is about to get going! Sports Massage can help when you are training and after your events.
Most runners spend hours outside in the cold, wet and dark nights during the winter months which effects your muscles. Running is a repetitive process, your muscles become shorter and respectively tighter, consequently decreasing nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and surrounding structures.
Sports massage works on the muscles to help lengthen them and relieve tightness which improves circulation and overall improve your body’s efficiency. Fingers crossed after your treatment you could reach a PB!
Ideal time for a pre-race massage is 3-5 days before the big event. However, if you haven’t been having massages throughout your training please only have a light massage as you do not know how your body will react.
Post-race massage is sometimes offered at the end of your event, or you can be prepared and book ahead for the next day. Post massages are designed to help your body recover quicker by removing waste products and allowing a good flow of oxygen and nutrients through the blood supply reducing your chances of getting delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and help to heal micro tears in the muscles.
After 26 miles of running, why don’t you make sure you get yourself massages booked in to reduce muscle tensions and aim for a better, quicker and healthier run. Afterall you need to look after your body.
Contact Sally at New Forest Sports Massage
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