The Benefits of Aliyah Massage Therapy for Runners

Runner’s beat up their bodies. We run fast. We run slow. We run long. We hit the trails. We’re on the track running in an oval repeatedly. We want to run all the races. We want to run all the kilometers. All the time.
That’s great but our bodies need some assistance in recovering from all that hard work.
Running at any speed or distance, requires repetitive muscular contractions that allows us to run further and faster. That’s what we want, right?!? The flip side is that those beautiful muscles that now have you running faster and further, become shortened and tight, lengthened and tight, the range of motion in the joints becomes less, and there is decreased circulation to tissues. This may lead to multiple repetitive strain injuries.

Runners need massage therapy.

The most beneficial massage for runners is therapeutic massage therapy – which includes Deep Tissue, Active Release Therapy (ART), Lymphatic Drainage and Trigger Point Therapy. These techniques and more are incorporated throughout the Aliyah Massage Therapy treatment experience. It involves deep pressure that’s corrective to all of your soft tissue. Aliyah Massage Therapy is beneficial to soften fascia (connective tissue) and ease muscular tension. It also removes adhesions between fascia and muscles which is especially important for runners since we require limber joints and pain free muscles. No runner wants to be sore for their next workout.

Benefits of Aliyah Massage Therapy for Runners

1. Recover faster from delayed onset muscles soreness (DOMS).
2. Improves immune function and reduces inflammation.
3. Increases/restores joint range of motion.
4. Dilates blood vessels which promotes circulation, decreases blood pressure and can increase your performance.
6. Improves connective tissue healing.
7. Decreases cortisol levels to help mentally and physically relax.
We look forward to treating you at the Aliyah Massage Therapy Centre for all of your musculoskeletal needs.

Call us to schedule your next treatment at 514-448-1484