Marathon Training and the Benefits of Sport Massage
Regular sports massage should be incorporated into the marathon training regimen as a requirement rather than a luxury.
Sports massage therapy has a variety of physical and psychological advantages:
- Decreases overall muscle tightness
- Targets specific areas of muscle tightness that could give rise to an injury
- Helps maintain and condition muscle tissues
- Decreases the recovery time between training sessions
- Prevents adhesions forming in the muscles from micro-trauma, caused by over-training
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Promotes improved circulation
- Relaxation – an often overlooked but extremely important part of training
At Archview Physiotherapy, we have a team of physical therapists and sports therapists who perform our sports massage treatments. To book an appointment with one of the team, please visit our website www.archviewclinic.ie or call 014913228. Located in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.