Injury free runners

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Injury free runners

Prevention is better then cure. That’s what we are always told right? So why do so many of us choose to wait until we feel a twinge, niggle or even a pull? 

In my experience, I have seen both sides of runners. Ones who use massage as prevention and incorporate it into there training programs and then runners who come in for the cure. Whether you are a trail runner, marathoner or just love to run - the impact of the force generated can be detrimental to the body so it is absolutely vital to loosen the muscle fibers and stimulate the circulatory system. You see, running requires repetitive muscle contractions which creates a force in which the muscle fibers must shorten. These contractions will result in your ability to increase speed, power and distance. Unfortunately, the down side to this is your muscles will become tighter resulting in a decreased range of movement through your joints and restriction of circulation into your muscles. 

Sports and Remedial massage will work on recovering that range of movement through lengthening and stretching your muscles by manipulating the soft tissues and using specific techniques. Massage plays a vital role in recovery by eliminating toxins from the body, increase oxygenated the blood cells. 

Regular massage throughout your training program can certainly make a difference in your results but most importantly it’s prevention which is better then cure!

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Remedial massage

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Remedial massage

Modern studies have shown that regular remedial massage can assist in a variety of disorders such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches and arthritis. Remedial massage is also used frequently during recovery from injury and back pain.

Remedial massage relaxes the body by reducing the tension through stimulating the flow of blood and eliminating the toxins such as lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. Massage will also stimulate the nervous system, increase flexibility and mobility by using specific techniques to stretch and strengthen the connective tissues and muscles.

Breaking the cycle of stress and tension is never easy, our lives are busy and we are constantly pushing our bodies to the limit with sporting activities, driving and working long hours. It is becoming increasingly popular for us to incorporate remedial massage into our lives to create balance and harmony. Start taking time out for yourself and re-connect with your body and mind at Jessica Jades Massage.

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