Spring has well and truly sprung so it's time for DW Sports Therapy to prepare for the marathon and triathlon event season. Sports therapy stations are now a regular feature at top endurance race events, providing a wide range of services and treatments to boost performance and aid recovery.
The demand for pre and post-event sports massage is particularly high at endurance race events and has been proven to benefit athletes at all levels.
The aim of a pre-event massage is to prepare the body for the race ahead and prevent injury. It is best practised just before the event (24 hours - 30 minutes). The massage is performed at a fast, brisk pace - though not too deep - to get your muscles ready. It will increase your circulation, flexibility and mental clarity to improve your performance.
A sports massage after a race is a great way to soothe and ease fatigued and tired tissues and prevent DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). The pace of this massage is slow, rhythmical and gentle and it usually lasts for about 15-20 minutes. It is proven to increase the rate of recovery, enabling the athlete to return to training sooner.
At DW Sports Therapy events we provide pre and post-race massages, charging £10 for 15 minutes. You can bring cash on the day or if you would like to prebook a massage slot at one of our upcoming events you can contact us via our website here.
Our first event of the season is the Hermes Running Bewl Water Half, Full and Ultra Marathon on 13th May. Bewl Water is a stunning location in Kent and competitors are sure to enjoy spectacular views around the course.
There are approximately 500 runners taking part across the 3 distances. It's sure to be a fantastic event. You can enter online here or you can enter on the day. If the stunning views aren't enough to tempt you then just take a look at the very unique finishers medal. The perfect addition to any medal collection and it even has a bottle opener to crack open those victory beers with.
We are excited to announce that DW Sports Therapy will also be providing the sports therapy services at Ashburnham Triathlon on 18th June, North Downs Run 30k on 25th June, Bewl Water Open Triathlon on 6th August and Sussex Triathlon on 24th September
If you require our sports therapy services at an upcoming sports event please do not hesitate to contact us. All details of our clinic, mobile and event services can be found here.