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Maximize Your London Marathon Performance: Incorporate Massage Treatments for Peak Preparation

Four weeks before a marathon run, it’s essential to focus on massage treatments that aid in recovery, reduce muscle tension, and promote overall relaxation.

Here are some recommended massage treatments:

Massage for long distance runners
  1. Sports Massage: This type of massage is specifically designed for athletes. It focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage can help reduce muscle tension, improve flexibility, and prevent injuries.

  2. Deep Tissue Massage: Deep tissue massage targets deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It’s beneficial for releasing chronic muscle tension and adhesions (knots). However, it can be intense, so communicate your comfort level with the massage therapist.

  3. Trigger Point Therapy: Trigger points are areas of tight muscle fibers that can form after overuse or injury. Trigger point therapy involves applying pressure to these points to alleviate pain and tension. It can be highly effective in releasing tightness and restoring muscle function.

  4. Myofascial Release: Myofascial release focuses on releasing tension in the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles. By applying gentle sustained pressure to the fascia, this technique can improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance overall performance.

  5. Swedish Massage: Swedish massage is a more gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, and circular movements to promote relaxation and improve circulation. It can be a good option for reducing stress and anxiety leading up to a marathon.

  6. Active Release Technique (ART): ART is a soft tissue therapy that targets the removal of adhesions between muscle and fascia. It’s particularly effective for treating overused muscles, helping to restore optimal function and range of motion.

  7. Assisted Stretching: Incorporating assisted stretching into your massage session can help improve flexibility and range of motion in key muscle groups. This can be particularly beneficial for runners who may have tightness in areas like the hamstrings, quads, and calves.

Regardless of the type of massage you choose, it’s essential to communicate your goals and any specific areas of concern with your massage therapist. Our highly experienced massage therapists can tailor your treatment to deal with your individual needs and help you prepare effectively for the London marathon or something a bit more leisurely. 

Get in touch today and let us help you enjoy the London Marathon even more!


24 Ellon Road

Bridge of Don


AB23 8BX

The clinic is on the ground floor and free parking is right next to it.

Phone & Email

01224 707877

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 19:00

Saturday 09:00 – 15:00

Sunday Closed

To book an appointment please call reception on 01224 707877 during office hours (9am – 7pm) or complete the form above.

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