Post Marathon Massage
About 45,000 runners descended on Chicago recently for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon; and many are left sore and injured. There is good reason why massage has become part of an elite runner’s repertoire. But preparing to run a marathon with massage is only half of the equation. Studies have also touted the benefits of massage for the athletic recovery.
Massage after exercise can reduce DOMS or delayed onset muscle soreness. This is great news for runners who rely on pain-free joints and muscles for peak performance. With this finding, it makes sense that massage could allow runners more training because it improves their recovery and ability to hit the concrete.
If you’ve ever considered working in sports massage, now is the time to pursue this growing field. Many athletes are turning to alternative methods of treatment. The Soma Institute offers an 11-month and 15-month Clinical Massage Therapy program designed to prepare students for an enriching career in sports massage.
If you’d like more information about our programs, call a Soma Admissions Representative at 1-800-694-5314.