So you decided it was time to train for your first half-marathon or marathon? Congratulations! You have set a challenging, yet supremely rewarding, goal. Now it’s time to get to work. You have been running for months, working on increasing distance as well as shaving time on your runs. Now with less than one month to go before the Anthem Richmond Marathon, you’ve hit a plateau. The extra miles are really wearing on you and your time seems to be stuck. You’ve changed up your workouts, switched up exercises, with no improved results.
Learn How Massage Therapy Can Help Your Marathon Training
Adding massage therapy to your workout can help you with your running in many ways. Aside from the obvious highlights of reducing stress and providing much needed relaxation, massage therapy can aid your muscles, by reducing inflammation and helping repair. At Scents of Serenity we offer a runner’s massage that is designed to target the muscles specific to marathon trainers. Our Massage Therapists use various techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point and passive stretching to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and increase range of motion.
Massage therapy can help reduce pain in muscles while healing scar tissue. As you exercise, waste fluids such as lactic acid build up in your muscle tissue, and massage therapy can help eliminate those fluids while speeding up recovery time. Massage can also improve flexibility, reducing the risk of injury and improving overall running performance. In addition, you can enhance your experience by adding doTERRA’s Deep Blue soothing essential oil blend to your massage. This powerful blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus help ease sore muscles, reduce inflammation, repairs tissue damage and is a MUST for all athletes!
Ready to schedule a Runners Massage? Call Scents of Serenity Organic Spa at 804.277.4498 to schedule your Massage today!