The benefits of massage for runners…

Training for a Spring marathon or are you new to running and taking on a local Park Run? Whatever your running routine, having a regular massage should be key to your training plan..

In addition to our chiropractic treatments, we offer sports massage and pre and post-race treatments. Here’s Creative Chiropractic’s Senior Massage Therapist, Serena Clarke, with her top four ways massage can benefit runners:

  1. Massage for runners, Serena Clarke, Massage Therapist, Creative Chiropractic, NorfolkIncreases flexibility: when we move better, we run better.
  2. Speeds up healing: increased circulation and blood flow releases toxins such as lactic acid into the tissue.
  3. Reduces fatigue and muscle pain which prevents tissue damage.
  4. Relaxation: relax the mind, reduce stress and feel re-energised for your big race.

Preparing for Race Day

If you’re training for a long distance race or pushing your limits with bigger distances, consider booking in a massage a day or two after your long training runs when you’re more vulnerable to injuries.

A pre-race massage should be scheduled 3-5 days before the race and, likewise, a post-race massage scheduled 3-5 days after when muscles don’t feel sore to touch. As ever, in-between massages, drink lots of water, stretch and use your foam roller to really optimise your massages!

Click here to visit our Treatments page for pricing or call 01328 854325, email info@creativechiropractic.co.uk to book a Sports & Muscular Rehabilitation or Deep Tissue Massage.

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