Rest days are an important part of long distance and marathon training. It gives the body time to recover and heal from the strains and pressure of a hard run. Massage therapy is a great way to speed the recovery process, but how often should you go during your training?
Training frequency, intensity, duration and past injuries all play an important role in determining treatment timing.
For injured runners, shorter, more frequent treatments every few days will give the best results. But with any injury, it comes down to an assessment by the RMT to determine the best treatment for each individual.
A qualified and reputable RMT will create a treatment plan unique for each individual. Most average, injury free marathoner would benefit from a massage therapy treatment every 2-3 weeks during the training season as pro-active maintenance.
PainPro Therapeutics has two locations in downtown Vancouver that specialize in massage therapy services for marathon runners. They are an official partner of BMO Vancouver Marathon and offer convenient same-day and online bookings.