Preventing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Many people take part in running events to raise money for charities
Massage helps prepare the muscles before intense activity, which includes taking part in events. This is done by stimulating the muscles and increasing blood flow. Post exercise, massage is very helpful in preventing DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). This is soreness in the muscles secondary to exercise.
DOMS describes a phenomenon of muscle pain and soreness,. This is felt 12-48 hours following exercise. In particular, this follows an increase in the duration or intensity of exercise. It usually subsides over the next few days. As a result, symptoms range from tenderness in the muscle to severe pain.
Microtraumas in your muscle fibres causes DOMS. These microtraumas are repaired as part of the muscle growth process. As as aid to this, Sports osteopathy can help with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
For years I’ve helped runners prepare for events. For instance, I offer a reduction in fees for my services for charity runners. This is in return for helping to raise funds for charities. I offer pre and post-run treatment.
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