Apr 29th, 2015
Apr 29th, 2015 / Nicki Chick
Marathon recovery: London’s best post-race massages by Phoebe Luckhurst 27th April 2015
You’ve banked the miles and your joints and muscles wish you hadn’t.
They’re feeling tender, and going down stairs is gruelling. Time for a recovery massage — here are five of the best
The therapists here work with physios so they’ll spot anything insidious. And for those requiring ongoing treatment there’s a package of 10 massages for the price of nine.
From £40 for 30 minutes, sixphysio.com
Masseuses will grapple your muscles back to normal with a deep-tissue treatment to increase bloodflow and oxygen to tired limbs and speed up post-marathon recovery.
From £40 for 30 mins,triyoga.co.uk
Your legs need some TLC: try TwentyTwo’s hips and thighs rebalancing therapy, which uses slow movements to release the tension in, and encourage the rebuilding
of, soft tissues. Contact for prices, twentytwotraining.com
City Sports Massage
The City Sports Massage team specialises in common running injuries including shin splints, tight calves and sore glutes. Its massages include breathing and relaxation techniques to release the tension in overworked muscles. From £40 for 30 mins,citysportsmassage.com
TenPhysio’s trigger-point technique isolates spots that cause misery, working on them to reduce muscular pain and increase circulation and flexibility. Book in if your runner’s knee is niggling badly after the race. From £45 for 30 mins,tenphysio.com