EDUCATION & EXERCISE
No matter what speed or distance you run. If you lace up your shoes way too early in the morning, in the pouring rain, when you’ve had too much to drink the night before and after you’ve lost your first toe nail you are a runner!
Massage therapy and running make a great couple. If you are like every other runner (or cyclist) I know who doesn’t stretch enough then you should be making time for massage therapy.
Massage benefits runners in many ways but these are a few of the key points:
- Tight muscles inhibit their antagonist. For example, tight hip flexors will inhibit the gluteus maximus, which is the powerhouse that keeps you moving forward. With specific massage techniques and strengthening exercises we will get those glutes working in no time.
- Prolonged high intensity activities will make your fascia less viscous and more prone to injury. Fascia needs to slide and glide, and with fascial manipulation we can restore that movement.
- Overall muscle health. Is there anything better than running on fresh legs? Having frequent massages while running on a regular basis will help in recovery, and decrease muscle tension.