Whether you’re running a 5k or a marathon – or anything in-between – our Runner’s Package will help you, not only on the day but also during your recovery.
We’re offering three hour-long massage appointments (two before and one after your running event), plus two foot health care sessions (45 minutes before and half-an-hour after) at a total cost of £150. This saves you £25 on the normal cost, and by booking and paying for everything in advance, you’ll get your care planned and reserved for you.
Benefits of massage
For runners, massage can be a great help with muscle pain in the back, shoulders, legs and calves, and we can treat symptoms including plantar fasciitis and joint pain in the ankles, knees and hips.
Before the big day, your massage sessions will help to:
- improve circulation
- improve delivery of nutrients and blood enriched with oxygen, glucose and electrolytes to muscle tissue
- elongate muscles for better range of movement
- increase blood vessel diameter for better flow
- decrease blood pressure
- improve overall performance
Benefits of the massage after your run include:
- faster muscle recovery
- help with the removal of waste at cellular level
- the prevention of injury
- the release of tight muscles
- restoring range of motion in your joints
Benefits of foot health care
Your foot health care appointments will provide care and maintenance for a variety of foot-related problems both before and after your run.
A common issue in running is bruising to the toe nails caused by pressure and trauma to the nail bed from the striking of the toe against the front of the shoe. This can lead to damage of the nail matrix increasing the risk of the nail thickening as it grows through. Management of thickened nails by reduction on a regular basis by a professional is important to prevent further pressure which can create a wound under the nail.
Callouses can occur on a bony prominence from friction on dry skin which can lead to corns if the pressure is concentrated in a small area. These can feel like a small pebble in your shoe and can be extremely painful. Your foot health practitioner can easily remove them, and then clean and smooth the area to help make your running more comfortable.
If your skin is moist from perspiration and there is friction from your sock and shoe, it can create blistering, where a pocket of fluid builds up between the two layers of the skin. Your foot health practitioner can provide you with, or apply for you, one of a variety of products for vulnerable areas to prevent blistering before a race. Aftercare of blisters is just as important and the practitioner will provide advice and care to help them heal well.
Following each treatment, a gentle exfoliation will help with any dry skin, and a foot massage will help relieve any tension in the joints and loosen the plantar fascia tendon which can become tight before and after running any distance.
Finally, a foot health package will be provided for you to continue your foot care at home.
To find out more, and to book your Runner’s Package, call 01395 224207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.