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The Benefits of Sports Massage for London Marathon Runners

With the London Marathon fast approaching, runners are preparing their mind and body for this challenging day. Amidst the training schedules and nutrition plans, one vital aspect often overlooked is the recovery process.

Massage therapy, particularly sports massages offers many benefits for marathon runners. If you or someone you know is running the marathon, gift them the gift of a speedy recovery. Below are some of the benefits of including a massage in the post-run recovery routine.


1. Muscle Recovery: Post-marathon massages help to alleviate muscle soreness and stiffness by increasing blood flow to the muscles, which aids in the removal of metabolic waste products and promotes faster recovery.

2. Reduced Inflammation: Massages can help reduce inflammation in the muscles and joints, which is common after intense physical activity like running a marathon. This can lead to lowering pain and discomfort, allowing for a quicker return to training.

3. Relaxation and Stress Relief: Marathon running can be mentally and physically taxing. A post-race massage provides an opportunity to relax and unwind, reducing stress levels and promoting overall well-being and mental clarity.

4. Enhance Flexibility: Regular massages can enhance flexibility and range of motion, crucial for preventing injuries and maintaining optimal biomechanical function throughout the marathon. Deep tissue techniques can break down adhesions and scar tissue, promoting tissue regeneration and flexibility.


Luminis Modern Spa in Chislehurst offers treatment sessions in the Sunlighten Infrared Sauna, offering added benefits to your post-run recovery routine. 

At Luminis Beauty Spa, our skilled therapists specialise in tailoring massages to the unique needs of marathon runners. Whether it's a rejuvenating Swedish or targeted sports massage, we're dedicated to helping you achieve your personal best. Prioritise your recovery and unlock your potential with the healing touch of massage therapy.