STARTS AND STOPS
Did you know that April marks the official start of the Open Water swimming season? Or that the same month sees more than 30,000 runners take to the capital’s streets for the annual London marathon?
Perhaps you fall into one of the categories above – a sports-player who’s beginning to increase their training looking at the season ahead or one who’s coming to the end of a long period of training and events?
If that’s you, did you know that a sports massage or therapy could help you? Maybe you think sports massage or therapy is just for an acute injury? Yes, it’s great in those situations, but ask any committed sports-player and you’ll find out that many consider massage to be crucial as part of their training, too.
That’s because research shows having regular sports massages gives not only short-term benefits, but eases out long-standing pain and injury, too. So why suffer with that shoulder pain or niggly knee any longer?
If you’re starting out on your training programme, at Bespoke Injury Management we recommend a massage as a great way to loosen up your muscles and ensure you’re flexible, so you get stuck into your favourite sport straight away this spring and summer. Even if you’ve rested up before starting again, you might be carrying a long-standing injury with scar tissue or stiff muscles that could benefit from a professional sports massage. Then you’ll have peace of mind that you’ll perform at your best throughout your training and peak when it matters most to you.
TLC FOR TIRED MUSCLES
But maybe you’re coming to the end of a season? Do you you have tenderness, stiffness or pain from injuries that have built up gradually? It’s a really common problem for lots of people. Getting those problems sorted now is a great way to ease up, heal and send your body that all-important message, ‘you’ve worked hard, now it’s time for some essential R&R.’
Sports massage will ease away any tension and enable you to feel less tired, too, helping your muscles regain strength quicker, have fewer damaged fibres and less inflammation, as well. So you’ll feel great.
WHY PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
As well, a good sports therapist, like Bespoke Injury Management, can spot any problems before they develop into serious issues for you– things like muscle tightness, the beginning of a flare-up, even body imbalances. You know already that there’s nothing worse than being out of action from a serious injury or problem, that could have been prevented.
At Bespoke Injury Management, we want to help you avoid these problems, stay fit for training and events and enjoy your sport to your maximum ability. You can trust us to keep your body flexible and injury-free for whatever sport you like to do best – including watching sports coverage on your sofa!
To talk about sports massage or to book an appointment, just come in to see Donna Norman from Bespoke Injury Management at Oxford Street Therapy Centre or call 01933 224454 or 07814 396872. You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget these key dates for April! Box End Lake and Rutland Water open for swimmers and triathletes and the London Marathon runs off on Sunday April 13th, with Mo Farah making his debut appearance!