3 ways massage therapy can help YOU in your quest for Melbourne Marathon glory!
The Melbourne Marathon is only two weeks away! Hopefully you’ve prepared yourself well and are primed and ready to go. Here are three ways you can use massage therapy to make the most of your marathon experience.
1. Load management
A large amount (as high as 80%) of injuries experienced by runners are due to overuse. Preparing your body to take on the challenge of a marathon can mean pushing yourself further than you have before. Massage can be useful to help offload the additional muscular tension that results in testing your bodies limits.
2. Injury management
Despite all your careful preparation, you may still find yourself developing a niggle here and there. A soft tissue treatment on your specific complaint, as well as advice on management strategies such as stretching and taping can help you make it through the day.
The big day has come, you’ve run your race and hopefully smashed your P.B. Why not treat yourself to a massage, not just to assist your recovery, but also as a reward for all your hard work. A good massage will help you get back on the road and ready to take on the next challenge in no time!
So good luck to everyone taking part in the Melbourne Marathon, whatever your distance or level of experience we’re here to help you make the most of your day.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact us here at Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy and we can help guide you to determine the best massage treatment for you.
Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy
Melbourne Sports Physio has a range of qualified and experienced professionals who can help provide ongoing support and treatment. Our friendly team are located in across Melbourne in Essendon and Blackburn South, and appointments can be made by calling or booking online.