London Marathon Sports Massage
If you're competing in this year's “2015 London Marathon” and your hoping to improve your performance, then short of acquiring super-powers (requires being bitten by radioactive spiders or being involved in freak laboratory accidents) or resorting to risky genetic enhancements (also has unknown side-effects!) then you should consider having a “Sports Massage” sometime before the race day. There are no harmful side-effects to sports massage, any side-effects are all beneficial. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect:
- Removal of lactic acid from the muscles (the cause of most muscle soreness)
- Increased muscle and ligament stretchability (they are more elastic and spring back more quickly)
- Improved micro-circulation (blood gets to where it needs to be, quicker)
- Enhanced healing and repair (quicker healing and recovery from intense workouts)
- Higher level endurance (You can run further and faster and for longer!)
- Reduces pain levels also minor aches and soreness (You don't feel the pain so much and decreases DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness)
- Helps to break down scar tissue (we all have some, and scar tissue impedes your performance)
- Increases muscle relaxation (loose muscles perform better)
- Reduces anxiety (releases endorphins – the “feel good” chemicals so it relaxes the body and mind together)
- Prepares the body for further physical exercise (it invigorates the body preparing it for action)
- Helps to prevent injuries (decreases the possibility of injury during competition)
- Increases the range of motion of most joints within the body (you have a longer reach/stride etc.)
… and so on, and so on.
There are many more effects of sports massage, both physical and psychological that can help both the elite athlete and those that exercise for the excellent health benefits that can be achieved.