PO­SI­TION OF STRENGTH

SPORTS MAS­SAGE CAN KEEP YOU IN PEAK FORM

Athletics Weekly - - Promotion -

FROM help­ing to im­prove your per­for­mance, to keep­ing that nig­gling pain from turn­ing into a prob­lem­atic in­jury, there are many good rea­sons for mak­ing reg­u­lar sports mas­sage part of your train­ing regime.

Vis­it­ing a reg­is­tered phys­io­ther­a­pist or chi­ro­prac­tor will as­sist in keep­ing you on track to reach your goals, whether they in­volve a 5k PB, cross-coun­try suc­cess or an au­tumn marathon at­tempt.

Or, should you have an in­jury prob­lem which needs to ad­dressed, Paul Noble from BWT Physio adds: “An early ap­point­ment with a run­ning spe­cial­ist phys­io­ther­a­pist will pay div­i­dends in the long run. Not only will they be able to ef­fec­tively di­ag­nose and treat your in­jury, they will es­tab­lish why you suc­cumbed to it in the first place.”

Ac­cord­ing to BWT Physio, the ben­e­fits of sports mas­sage can in­clude:

Stim­u­lates cir­cu­la­tion, re­mov­ing waste ma­te­rial from cells and im­prov­ing blood ves­sel func­tion

Speeds re­cov­ery and in­creases qual­ity and quan­tity of train­ing

Pre­vents mus­cle in­juries be­com­ing de­bil­i­tat­ing

En­hances sports per­for­mance

Re­lieves mus­cle ten­sion pro­duced by oc­cu­pa­tional and pos­tural fa­tigue

Breaks down scar tis­sue and ad­he­sions that will have a detri­men­tal ef­fect on per­for­mance

Iden­ti­fies po­ten­tial mus­culo-skele­tal prob­lems early on be­fore they stop you do­ing what you need or want to do

Iden­ti­fies po­ten­tial overuse of mus­cles in your train­ing. Im­proves train­ing/ tech­nique/pos­ture

Im­proves strength and flex­i­bil­ity

Get­ting sup­port to­wards the cost of sports mas­sage is one of a num­ber of ben­e­fits in­cluded in the new Sim­ply­health Ac­tive Plan, de­signed to help you keep your body happy and healthy.

From just £14 per month, the Ac­tive Plan al­lows you to claim to­wards the costs of these treat­ments – when pro­vided by a reg­is­tered phys­io­ther­a­pist, os­teopath or chi­ro­prac­tor – and many more ben­e­fits such as pre­scrip­tion sports glasses and gait anal­y­sis. The Sim­ply­health Ac­tive Plan is here to meet your needs.

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