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How Sports Massage and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset can boost your Half Marathon Performance



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Achieve your best results with sports massage at Lodge Sports and Remedial Massage

Training for a half marathon is an exciting challenge, but it's also a significant strain on your body; I know, I'm training for the Cambridge Half Marathon right now! Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first-timer, the rigours of preparing for and recovering from a race - whether it's a 5KM, 10KM, Half Marathon or even full marathon can take their toll on every part of your body. That's where the benefits of sports massage and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset (NFR) come into play, especially when you're seeking that edge in performance and recovery. At Lodge Sports and Remedial Massage in Suffolk (near both Newmarket and Kings Lynn, in the village of Red Lodge), I specialise in using these advanced techniques to help you achieve your best - whether that's hitting a new PB, or just getting round in your first race (I'm proud of you for just starting!)


Understanding Sports Massage

Sports massage is more than just a more vigorous massage or a means to relax; when done correctly by a fully trained and qualified therapist, it can be a vital tool for athletes and active individuals. It focuses on the needs of the body in motion, addressing areas of tightness, improving circulation, and enhancing muscle recovery.


For those training for a half marathon, incorporating sports massage into your regimen can lead to noticeable improvements in flexibility, endurance, and overall performance. It can help reduce the risk of injury by identifying and treating areas of potential concern before they become major issues.


The Power of RAPID NeuroFascial Reset

RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, on the other hand, is a newer, dynamic approach targeting the nervous system, muscles, joints, nerves and fascial connective tissues. This technique involves specific movements and pressure applications to alleviate pain, increase range of motion, and encourage the body to help itself heal. For half marathon runners, RAPID NFR can be a game-changer. It addresses the root causes of pain and mobility issues, leading to faster recovery times and enhanced athletic performance.


Pre-Race Preparation

In the weeks leading up to your half marathon, regular sports massages can be incredibly beneficial. They help prepare your body for the upcoming exertion, ensuring muscles are loose, flexible, and ready to perform. This preparation can also reduce the likelihood of experiencing cramps or strains on race day. Additionally, incorporating RAPID NFR sessions can address any lingering issues, ensuring your body is in optimal condition to tackle the race ahead. At Lodge Sports and Remedial Massage, I understand how training affects you both physically and mentally, so you can talk to me about your goals and fears, knowing I'll understand in a way that perhaps friends and family, who don't run, can't.


Race Day Advantage

On race day, a pre-race sports massage can stimulate your muscles, increase circulation, and set you up for peak performance. It's a moment to focus, visualize your race, and set a positive intention. The benefits of sports massage extend beyond the physical, helping to calm pre-race nerves and mentally prepare you for the challenge ahead.


Many races start early in the day, so it can be difficult to have a race day massage. If you've been coming to see me for treatment during your training and would like a race day massage, get in touch and let's see if we can work out a time for you to come and see me on race day - I'm happy to get up early if you are!


Post-Race Recovery

After crossing the finish line, your body will need time to recover. This is where sports massage and RAPID NFR shine. A post-race massage helps to flush out lactic acid, reduce muscle soreness, and accelerate the recovery process. It's not just about immediate relief; these sessions can help identify any areas that may have been overworked during the race, preventing long-term damage. RAPID NFR, with its focus on the nervous system and fascial tissues, can further speed up recovery, ensuring you're back on your feet, training for your next challenge sooner than you might think!

Don't worry though - if you're using the fact you've just ran 13.1 miles as a reason not to do the housework, your recovery secret is safe with me!


Why Choose Lodge Sports and Remedial Massage?

At Lodge Sports and Remedial Massage, I understand the unique needs of half marathon runners. As an experienced sports massage therapist, I specialise in sports massage and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset and offer tailored treatments that address your specific concerns. Whether you're in Kings Lynn, Newmarket, or Red Lodge, my friendly, conversational but scientific approach makes you feel at home from the moment you step through my door.


My goal is to support your journey from training through to recovery, ensuring you're not just ready for race day but also equipped to tackle whatever comes next. I'm here to help you achieve your personal best, offering advice and support every step of the way.


Incorporating Massage into Your Training Regimen

Integrating sports massage and RAPID NFR into your training regimen is easy. Start with a call to me, and we'll discuss your goals, concerns, and any areas of pain or tightness. From there, we'll develop a personalised plan that aligns with your training schedule, ensuring we're providing the support you need when you need it most.


As you gear up for your half marathon, remember that success is not just about the miles you run; it's also about how well you take care of your body. Sports massage and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset are not just treatments; they're investments in your performance, recovery, and overall well-being.


Final Thoughts

Training for and recovering from a half marathon doesn't have to be a daunting task. With the right support, you can push your limits, achieve new personal bests, and enjoy the journey. Lodge Sports and Remedial Massage is here to offer that support, providing expert sports massage and RAPID NeuroFascial Reset services right here in Suffolk, including Newmarket and Red Lodge.


So, whether you're just beginning your half marathon journey or looking to improve your recovery after race day, consider how sports massage and RAPID NFR can be part of your strategy. Let me help you cross that finish line feeling strong, recovered, and ready for the next challenge.

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