In Toronto, people have a massage to unwind after a long week of hard work or simply as a way to spend leisure time. Massages are more than just that, however, as they also have benefits for athletes such as runners. Aside from coaches, doctors and nutritionists, it’s not unusual for runners to have a professional Toronto massage therapist on their team.
The main benefits of massage therapy for runners is that it reduces muscle pain and fatigue, improves blood circulation, reduces muscle soreness, shortens recovery time between workouts and promotes relaxation. The effects are cumulative, meaning that the benefits increase with each massage.