From the couch, to a 5K, to a Marathon, to their first Triathlon, a growing number of adults are training and participating in endurance events every year. To these individuals, finding an edge with respect to their recovery is important.

In my own experience as a health professional and as an athlete, quicker recovery typically leads to improved performance in the long run.

 Therapeutic Sports Massage can help prevent or rehabilitate chronic running, cycling or swimming injuries that result from a constant build-up of tension in the muscles from regular training without regular periods of recovery or rest. Common injuries include: Low back pain, Shoulder pain, Runner’s Knee, IT Band Friction Syndrome, Hamstring Strains and Plantar Fasciitis.

 The ultimate goal is to help you maintain a much healthier physical state before, during and after a training session or an event. This can be achieved by relaxing or stimulating the muscles with gliding, kneading, trigger point and stretching massage techniques.

 A typical 60-minute appointment with me includes an evaluation to detect variations in the soft tissues, massage treatment for specific problem, a homecare follow-up recommendation and an optional application of Kinesiology Tape.

 Nic Ebright is a Sports Massage Therapist and Corrective Exercise Specialist with a background in sports medicine and athletic training. He’s currently training for his first Triathlon with the Ulman Cancer Fund’s TEAM FIGHT, Howard County.