Massage Therapy for Runners and Athletes

Therapeutic Massage Karen Joseph CMT

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Are you a Runner?
Do you want to know the secret of how professional runners track those extra kilometers with less injury and less recovery time?
Massage Therapy can help!

If you are an athlete or a runner and training an average of 2-3 times per week, introducing a monthly professional therapeutic massage into your training schedule will benefit not only your sports performance but also your overall health.

Micro-tears and running.
 
Hearing the word micro-tears may sound alarming to you, but it’s actually a part of the natural process that helps your muscles get stronger. After a run or a workout, some of your muscle cells can be slightly damaged—displaying what’s often referred to as “micro-tears.” This usually results in a condition known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS.

A professional massage therapist, trained in specific modalities can help reduce or even prevent DOMS by increasing much needed blood…

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