5 Reasons Why Post Event Massage Is So Important
We often attend at events because we know how important having post event sports massage is.
Here are 5 good reasons to have one:
It will make you feel better. Your legs will be feeling heavy and sore. After you have given everything during the event you will be spent. Having a massage helps bring nutrient rich blood to the muscles as well as flushing through all of the by-products that have been built up through your run, through your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system doesn't have a pump like the heart so movement and massage help to move this fluid back into the bloodstream to be filtered by the kidneys.
We can address any little niggles that you may have picked up from your training and also the event. If you have a massage before the event ensure that it is light and only used to stimulate blood flow!
Massage has been shown to reduce inflammation. After a long run you will get micro-tears in the muscle tissue (which then becomes DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) which is all very normal and happens with any form of exercise.
It can prevent runner anxiety. Getting treatment can make you feel more relaxed and also that you are doing something positive to help your running. That way you can be more relaxed about your running.
Sports massage after an event can help to improve your flexibility. You may be feeling very stiff and immobile. Stretching out the soft tissues will help you feel more flexible and open afterwards.
So there you have it.
5 compelling reasons to get yourself over to the massage tent at the end of your event!
We will see you there! Or you can book your massage with us before and after your event by clicking below!