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2 Body Massages To Help Your Body Recover After A Run

by Carlos Butler

While running is not considered to be a high-impact sport like football or soccer, it does leave your body feeling sore. Each time that your foots hits the ground, you weaken some of the muscle tissue throughout your body. It is recommended to give your body time to rest in order to restore these muscle tissues. On your days off you can incorporate body massages in order to aid in your recovery. A good massage will help to relieve any built up stress and release tension throughout your body. If you are an athlete, then the type of massage you choose needs to focus on muscle recovery. Therefore, choosing the right massage can be overwhelming. Luckily, this guide has two that you can choose from.

Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage is probably one of the go to massages for high-intensity sports. The massage places pressure in areas throughout your back and spine order to relieve any built-up tension. Therefore, the massage is not considered to be therapeutic and may actually make you feel a bit sore afterward. However, once the soreness wears off you should feel a difference in your body. Your legs should feel much more relaxed and your back should feel less stiff and rigid. In order to get the best results, you should get this massage done on the days that you take off in order to recover. This will give your body a chance to get acclimated to deep tissue body massages. 

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage uses hot stones to help loosen tight muscles and relax other areas throughout your back. The hot stones are used in conjunction with the therapist's hands. The hot stone massage also aids in improving blood circulation throughout your body. Once the hot stones have been placed, your therapist will use their hands as well as the stone to massage your body. If you do not have an entire day to recover after a run, then a hot stone massage may be better than a deep tissue massage. A hot stone massage is not as deep but will still help to relieve the soreness and pain that your body has accumulated over the week.

Choosing the right body massage can help to improve how well that your body recovers after your run. Therefore, use this as a guide to ensure that you choose the right one. Contact a chiropractic clinic like Bakke Chiropractic Clinic SC for more information.