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Louise Damen
Running Training

I’m in training for a marathon. Can you give me an idea of how often I should look to have a sports massage and how close to my main event should I have one?

Ideally you should look to have a sports massage every 10-14 days, however I can appreciate that this is an expense. If this is not possible then using a foam roller to help iron out any tight areas is certainly a good alternative option in-between appointments. With regard to the final sports massage before your main event it all depends on how intense the massage is. It it’s just a light ‘flush through’ where the masseuse isn’t applying to much pressure to your muscles then one to two days out from your event will be fine. However if it’s a deeper massage then you’d be better to leave five days or so to enable your muscles to fully recover and to reap the benefits.
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