Prevent running injuries with a therapeutic massage
Thanks to our mild, west coast weather and fantastic trails and walkways, the people of Victoria are pretty darn fit and healthy - it's not an uncommon sight to see joggers and walkers out pounding the pavement year-round.
Before you lace up your running shoes to join them, consider getting a therapeutic massage.
Not only does it help to work out the kinks after a run, but also helps to prevent injuries from happening before you step out to hit the pavement.
Even though running is one of the best exercises you can do to increase your aerobic activity, the jarring impact on your legs, knees and feet from running can cause everything from muscle tears and blisters to achilles tendonitis and shin splints.
Getting a therapeutic massage regularly before you run can help warm up the muscles by improving cirrculation, preventing muscle soreness and injury.
Getting a therapeutic massage after a run can help relax tight muscles, relieve cramping and reduce recovery time.
Are you a runner staying at Parkside or living in the Victoria area? The you're in luck - we've got Paul, a registered massage therapist who is also marathon runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor at AquaTerre Spa to help keep you in your top running form!
To book an appointment with Paul, the RMT at AquaTerre Spa in Parkside, please call 250.940.1200 ext 8414 or email email@example.com.