Last April, a 21-miler left a band of exquisite tenderness along my inner calf. I rested and iced for five days, but the pain lingered until my next sports massage. Agonising as it was, the treatment eliminated the problem completely and I ran a
“Keep a machine in a good working order and it will serve you well”.Sports massage has seen a great deal of popularity over the last decade, and a knowledgeable sports massage therapist can play a key role in the training routine not only
Neck painTen neck massages over 10 weeks. Sound good? People with chronic neck pain reported a 55 per cent improvement after this regimen, according to a study in the Clinical Journal of Pain. They even scored 39 per cent better on the worst
Elite athletes have long sworn by rubdowns to aid recovery and help them feel fresh the day after intense training or a race. It's not likely that we need another reason to have a post-exercise massage, but researchers from Ohio State University
UAN:241 Article type:--Practice Sports masseurs knead and stroke the muscles with their hands to relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. Massage can improve flexibility, but one of the main benefits to runners is simply relaxation
Want to know the formula for running success? It goes: run, recover, repeat. While most of us get the beginning and end bits right, the middle step often gets overlooked. It's partly because we're short of time, but I suspect there's also the belief that, unless you're running 80...
sneaking up on me again. So all you PF sufferers out there - don't give up like I nearly did. Just seek good advice and be patient. See full threadMassage is good for your soleSlaphead - I had quite a bad case of PF; I took ibuprofen, which helped
, particularly during faster sessions. For days afterwards the area is painful, even to gentle massage. I only use the traditional rugby stretch of one foot back with my heel to the floor. Is the problem caused by my changed running surface, or could it be my
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