What is Sports Massage?
Sports massage is a form of massage that involves the manipulation of soft tissues in the body, including muscles, tendons and ligaments.
It allows you to train harder, as well as tolerate more training due to improvements in your recovery time.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage can help correct problems and imbalances in the soft tissue that are caused by repetitive and strenuous activity.
Having regular sports massage is a valuable tool in your training kit and can help boost your recovery and achieve your running goals.
The benefits include:
- prevent injuries
- improve recovery
- relieve pain and fatigue
- reduce the intensity of DOMS
- reduce inflammation
- improve range of movement
- removal of waste products
- muscle relaxation
- increase blood flow
- invigorate muscles
- reduce stress and anxiety
When should I have a Sports Massage?
Having a monthly sports massage will help prevent injuries by noticing tight areas that need working on before problems arise.
Its worth taking into account your training schedule when booking a sports massage, as its beneficial to have a sports massage the day after a hard session and allowing enough recovery time post massage before your next training session.
If you have an event coming up and feel you need a sports massage, its best to have one 3-5 days before the race, or if you haven’t had one for a while then 7-10 days before, this allows your body time to recover from the massage.
Once you have completed your event, to help with your recovery and get you back to training quickly, a post race massage will have the greatest benefits if given straight after your race or up to 2-3 days after the event.
What to expect from a Sports Massage
Your initial Sports Massage with RunCamp will last an hour and involve a consultation (lasting about 10 minutes), followed by your sports massage.
Sports massage doesn’t have to hurt to be effective. However when working on tight muscles and using different techniques some discomfort may occur.
The therapist will ask how you are during the massage and adaptions to the massage can be made.
Sports Massage availability
Lindsey is available at the following times and days:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:30pm, 6pm and 7:30pm.
Daytime appointments are also available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How do I book my Sports Massage?
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