As the weather turns cold, wet and possibly even snowy, leaving the comfort of your sofa to head out to the gym can seem like a mighty task - especially when it’s dark outside. But to stay healthy, you need to stay active, whatever the weather.
You did it! Those months of training and effort have finally paid off, and now you're looking forward to some well deserved recovery. But how do you give your body the best chance of repairing itself with as little discomfort and stiffness as possible? These five tips from owner and massage therapist Sophie Rose should help...
Running a marathon requires many things - grit, patience, sacrifice, and a determination to carry on even when your body is exhausted and aching. The months leading up to the race will require you to spend hours of your free time pounding the pavements, missing drinks out with friends because you have your long run the next morning, and heading out when it's cold, dark, raining, or all three during the winter months. So with just 24 hours to go, here's a few tips from Soma Room owner and massage therapist Sophie Rose on how to make it past that final hurdle.
Welcome to our regular new 'Ask a Massage Therapist' feature, where each week the therapists of The Soma Room will be answering a questions on everything to do with health, injury prevention, well-being and more. If you have a question that you'd like answering by our team, then let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This weeks question...
With the London Marathon coming up, what are the most common injuries that you see in your running clients, and how do you think regular massage can help someone who is training for a marathon?
Today's guest post is from Soma Room therapist Naomi Johns - a mum of three, avid runner, qualified personal trainer and massage tutor at St Mary's University in Twickenham. She offers Sports, Deep Tissue and Pregnancy massage every Wednesday at The Soma Room.