Marathon Training? How To Get Rid of Sore Muscles

Massage therapy, Salt Lake City UT

Whether you just did the Salt Lake marathon back in April or if you’re spending your summer training for some more races this year, your body may be in some serious pain. Although running is perfect for giving you some good endorphins, it can also wreak havoc on your muscles and joints. So, what can you do to make sure that you don’t get injured and that you allow your body time to heal?

Massage Therapy

Here at Form Medical Spa, we offer massage therapy to help patients treat a variety of issues including sore joints and muscles. To help you get rid of all of that tenderness and release that lactic acid that’s built up in your muscles, we can perform a full body massage. During this massage, we can work out not only any kinks in your back, but we can massage your legs, feet, ankles, an buttocks as well. Our goal is to help you recover quickly in between big runs so that you can continue doing what you love to do best.

Stretch

You may know that you should stretch after every run, but you may not know that you should also be stretching before a long run. To start your run out, try doing a brief warm-up (about a half mile) then do a long stretch session. By stretching both before and after a long run, you can help to prevent things like shin splints, pulled muscles, or a lot of other injuries.

Hot and Cold

The combination of heat and cold will help you get rid of inflammation after a long run. For instance, if your knees or ankles are sore, you can put ice packs on them for two minutes and then put heat on them for three minutes. Alternating between hot and col will help you get rid of both pain and inflammation at the same time.

Are you ready to learn a little bit more about how you can prevent injury during marathon training? If so, contact us at our Salt Lake City office today at 801-513-FACE.

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