Runner’s season has arrived! Here in the Houston area, it’s finally started to cool down, which marks the perfect time of the year to go for a run or jog outdoors. If you run regularly, read on to learn a few of the powerful benefits of neuromuscular therapy for runners.
Unfortunately, injuries from running are not rare and some conditions can even impact runners later in life. Some of the most common issues can cause inflammation and have lasting effects on joint health. However, with the right treatment and specialist, the road doesn’t have to be dim.
Five Reasons Runners Should Try Neuromuscular Therapy:
- NMT assists with stabilizing and balancing muscles
No two runs are ever the same, some days are easier than others, while other days it may feel like one side of your body is stronger than the other. If you notice an ongoing difference in your left and right legs when running, it could be a sign of an imbalance. A treatment plan for neuromuscular therapy always begins with a postural assessment of an individual’s capabilities.
2. It encourages faster recovery
Recovery is just as important, if not more, than the actual physical activity itself. Neuromuscular therapy aids in this process by releasing muscle spasms that cause soreness and limit the range of motion throughout parts of the lower body. Especially after a hard run.
3. Improves performance
If you really want to crush your fitness goals, improve the way your central nervous system and muscular system communicate! NMT is designed to do just that and facilitates an efficient connection between the body and the brain.
4. Neuromuscular therapy helps prevent more injuries
By restoring the body’s balance and increasing its ability to recover, runners benefit from becoming stronger and faster with regular NMT treatment. Thus, soft tissue injuries that tend to be common among runners are prevented with this specialized form of massage.
5. Alleviates chronic pain
Chronic pain does not have to stop us from being active or negatively impact our quality of life. Neuromuscular therapy focuses on the root of the issue like a lack of blood flow or oxygen to muscles. This makes NMT a truly effective remedy for chronic pain and after a session, any lingering pain usually diminishes within a few days.
Whether participating in a 5K race, or if you just want to master your morning jog; don’t suffer in silence this season. Schedule an appointment with us today.
Phone: (832) 523 – 2137
Locations: Cypress- 11810 Cypress North Houston Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
Bellaire – 5909 W Loop S #380, Bellaire, TX 77401
Myopress Inc.® is a licensed neuromuscular therapy clinic with offices in Houston and Cypress Texas. Owner Ephraim Colwell has over 15 years of experience and is eager to solve your pain problems using his expertise in the body’s neuromuscular system. Call, email, or come by to book an appointment! Rates start at $85/hr & all new clients receive $20 off their first session.