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What Type Of Massage Is Considered Best For Runners?

Have you ever felt sore after a run? Running is an excellent form of exercise, but it can also put stress on your muscles. Massage therapy is a great way to help relieve that tension and get back into running faster than before. What type of massage would be best for runners? A sports massage is perfect because it focuses on the muscles that are used most in running and has techniques specifically designed for athletes.

Deep Tissue Therapy

The benefits of deep tissue massage are hard to resist, especially for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. The technique includes applying concentrated finger pressure with gradual strokes on the fascia’s linked regions to relieve pain and help blood flow return. 

Massage also helps relax muscles and tendons that surround the fascia by relieving referred stress which can be quite painful at times. Plantar fasciitis therapy coupled with deep tissue massage is not always a walk in the park as it may hurt during treatment but afterward, you’ll feel better than ever!

In the days following therapy, many people report feeling better. Patients are encouraged to drink more water after their massage to stay hydrated and help any toxins or waste products from the massage be readily drained out of the body. If you have open wounds in your feet or adjacent regions, avoid deep tissue massages as they may disturb/displace an already existing blood clot and accidentally transfer them elsewhere in your body with a simple touch on accident during treatment.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a gentler form of massage therapy that focuses on releasing tension from the muscles and increasing blood flow. To achieve this, therapists use long strokes with different pressures to ease your body into relaxation mode.

  • Swedish massage is a great way to get rid of sore muscles while also building up your endurance. 
  • Once a week will be enough if you want it as an oasis for the body, but more often can help with recovery from hard workouts and events alike!

Swedish massage has been shown time and again to provide relief for stressed-out bodies by relaxing both muscle tissue and nerves in their entirety. This makes them perfect not only before an event or workout when they’re needed most, but following one too so that the healing process can continue at its own pace without being interrupted for any reason whatsoever.

Transverse Friction Massage

Transverse friction massage stimulates collagen synthesis, improves circulation, and decreases cross-linking of the fibers to help prevent new scar tissue. A plantar fasciitis massage therapist will use rapid horizontal movements on regions such as the outer calf muscle or Achilles tendon to provide pressure without surface contact.

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Intending to hit deeper tissues while avoiding pain at any level for up to 5 minutes (the length varies depending on patient tolerance), they gradually increase their pressure until it is within your comfort zone when massaging you below your heel bone. It might be quick but has long-lasting effects!

Active Release Technique

A.R.T massage, short for Active Release Techniques, is the best type of therapy if you are suffering from an injury because it combines movement with focused deep pressure to alleviate muscle adhesion and scar tissue development. 

A therapist will assess the texture, mobility, tightness of your tissues which can help identify where these adhesions have formed after being discovered when a person has experienced hamstring strains or plantar fasciitis- running ailments that occur often. Your therapist will use trigger point pressure and motion treatment on those spots until they break up into smaller pieces so healing may be possible!

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapy not only relieves chronic pain but also strengthens muscles and improves circulation to the extremities. It can improve your performance by improving the range of motion in tight or injured areas while reducing inflammation caused by repetitive use.

  • Sports massage is a tried-and-true method for preventing injuries as well as treating them after they happen; runners are especially susceptible given how much strain running puts on their ankles, feet, hips, hamstrings, and quads–as opposed to walking which stresses the joints less often. 
  • This treatment manipulates soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments that surround these important parts of our body so that we may avoid future discomfort altogether or take action if an injury has already happened with its restorative properties before using other methods.

Running is an excellent form of exercise, but it can also put stress on your muscles. Massage therapy is a great way to help relieve that tension and get back into running faster than before. If you’ve been sidelined by muscle pain or injury from running too much, contact us!

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