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Benefits of massage for your post marathon or hard run recovery

Benefits of massage for your post marathon or hard run recovery

 

In light of the upcoming “Run for the Cure” which starts from Southcentre this Sunday, we at  Massage For Health  thought we would remind you of the benefits of a post massage run.  There is much information out there regarding the benefits of massage.  However, most runners will say that post run massages help lessen the muscle tension and improve ones range of motion.  This is in addition to the feeling of relaxation we feel after a good rub down.

 

At  Massage For Health  our therapists are well versed in applying moving pressure to muscles and other tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and fascia (which sheaths muscles like a sausage casing).  According to JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology at Auburn University, that energy softens fascia tissue and makes clenched muscles relax. It also removes adhesions between fascia and muscles (places where the two stick together and restrict muscles' movement). That's especially great news for runners, who rely on limber joints and muscles for pain-free peak performance.

 

Studies published in the Journal of Athletic Training and the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that massage after exercise reduced the intensity of the muscle soreness that you tend to get two days post run or marathon.  Other research suggests that massage improves immune function and reduces inflammation.   According to Emory Researcher, Mark Rapaport, M.D., found that just one massage treatment resulted in an increased number of several types of lymphocytes (white blood cells that play a key role in fighting infection) while also decresing levels of cortisol.

 

These are just some of the many services offered at  Massage For Health.   You can be assured a positive effective treatment with us.  Call Massage For Health today at 403.225.0763 and book your post run recovery massage today.


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