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Sports Massage for Running

First off, how can a Sports Massage benefit a runner?

Sports Massage helps to:

  • Prevent injuries

  • Improve blood circulation

  • Rebalance the body's musculoskeletal system

  • Loosen tight muscles and reduce stress on joints

  • Improve performance

  • Recover from injuries

What does it actually do?

Sports massage is for managing, manipulating and rehabilitating soft tissues throughout the body. Soft tissues are our muscles, tendons and ligaments. Each bone has muscles and fascia to surround it and each joint has muscle, tendons and ligaments to support it. When your muscles are strong, they stabilise motion, produce more power and reduce impact stress.

What is so special about Sports Massage as opposed to other types of massage?
  • It focuses on the appropriate muscles depending on the type of exercise

  • The techniques might feel a little uncomfortable at times but are very effectively focused to repair injured muscles and promote the healing process

  • Often the massage will be focused on either the upper or lower body

Some injuries are caused by overuse of a particular muscle. Overuse injuries often result in sore, painful and inflamed muscles. Massage will reduce the likelihood of the muscle becoming overused in the first place. It will reduce the initial inflammation that leads to an overuse injury.