So you’re training for your fist 5k, the Marathon des Sables or even the olympics; event preparation, whether amateur or professional – is strenuous and seeks to push your body beyond it’s physical boundaries.
This results in a cycle of tissue tear and repair to build strength and stamina. Where training is paced and issues such as nutrition, and pre/post routines followed to aid recovery (providing you started from a physically healthy baseline), minimal maintenance is required.
Sports massage is essential in aiding recovery and addressing potential soft tissue problems. However, where this isn’t the case, remedial massage techniques are very useful again to help address neuromuscular and biomechanical issues before they become debilitating to your training.
A good therapist is able to provide advice on form while performing, training gear such as the right running shoes for your foot support requirements and where necessary on recovery and conditioning exercises.