Sports massage for training and competition

WHETHER YOU ARE an elite athlete or just getting started with an exercise routine, you need to look after your body. It becomes even more important when you’re upping your mileage, increasing intensity or approaching a competition, and regular sports massages have a place in every training program – whatever your sport! Tallent-28

Sports massage is a great way to loosen up and stretch tight muscles, address any muscular imbalances, maintain soft tissue health and range of movement, get your body ready for competition and to promote quicker recovery after a hard workout or competition. It will also help you recover from any injuries quicker, through helping with the alignment of scar tissue, reducing pain and inflammation, and breaking down adhesions before they become chronic. A good massage therapist will work with you and take into account your training plan, race and recovery weeks, and can customize treatments to best suit your current needs.

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Running pains – Looking after your calves and Achilles tendons

MOST RUNNERS HAVE 20170829_124616_Burst01at some point suffered with tight or aching calves – often as a result of a particularly long run or increased speed. Changing to minimalist running shoes or a forefoot strike is also a guaranteed way into some calf tension as the body adapts.  The Achilles tendon is one of the most common sources of pain around the ankle and directly connected to the calf, so it’s important to understand these injuries and know what to do if you get pain in this area. Continue reading