As winter takes a hold, what preparations can you make now to ensure you get the most out of your 2017 running season? Whether you are training for a marathon or enjoy track or cross country events, on your own or as part of a running club, at TDR Academy we know we can help you in this important stage by aiding your muscle recovery and preparation.
TDR Academy is a specialist bodywork clinic and mindful movement studio aimed at getting you and your club's bodies to their best. We can provide you with regular Sports Massage sessions and with injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation when needed.
Let us help you get there. Check out our website for further details of what we offer - www.tdracademy.co.uk.
Gary Wilson is our qualified Sports Massage practitioner. Over the past 40 years, he's been involved in cycling, triathlon and running from local right up to international level, including at the 1990 New Zealand Commonwealth Games. We think it's fair to say that he knows his way around the road, trail, track and field and have lots of advice to offer!
Gary's own experiences have taught him not only the benefits of self-care, but also of the value of attending regular sports massage. During your consultation, he will create an individual treatment plan with specific stretching advice to help you with your training development and recovery enhancement.
Through sports massage, Gary can help alleviate any stress and tension which builds up in the body's tissues during physical activity. Where adhesions occur due to overexertion and/or overuse, his massages can help to break down the adhesions quickly and effectively. An absolute necessity to maintaining optimum fitness and performance, and to achieving your 2017 ambitions, whatever your level of running!
Gary's own training involves running 3 times a week, alongside his 3 weekly cycling sessions (totalling around 150-200 miles/week) and in his own words:
"After a few years of continual calf injuries while running in addition to my regular volume of cycling training, I have found how self-treating has worked for me. Self massage, foam rolling and working with a massage ball have kept me injury free for 10 weeks now, running 3 times per week plus cycling and some stretching. So I believe in the benefits of sports massage and other self-help techniques."
Want to know more? The Sports Massage Association offer great advice and explains the benefits of soft tissue therapy. The techniques used by soft tissue therapists have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given. Depending on the application of the techniques, this type of therapy may:
· Improve circulation and lymphatic flow
· Assist in the removal of metabolic waste
· Sedate or stimulate nerve endings
· Increase or decrease muscle tone
· Increase or decrease muscle length
· Remodel scar tissue when required
· Assist in mental preparation for sporting participation
It's also beneficial to people who suffer from many day to day problems, such as repetitive strain injury, sprains, tension, fatigue and used in assisting with preventive treatment and in the later stages of injury recovery.
Gary's clients also agree about the benefits that regular sessions have had in helping their performances:
"A friend told me about TDR Academy and now I get booked in the following day after long sportives and get a no rush massage with Gary Wilson. A value for money service and a great location.”
N. Smyth, Oct 2016
If you need further advice, treatment or rehab planning for any injuries, I would be happy to assist you with this stage through the use of Neuromuscular Injury Therapy, Sports Massage and Corrective Movement strategies. Specialised Pilates sessions can also be organised specifically for you, or your running club, to aid with improving performance, injury prevention and/or rehabilitation. With 19 years experience of working with injuries across many sports and lifestyle areas, I will get you back to full participation as soon as possible and combined with Gary's sports massages - we aim to keep you there!
To help you onto the road to peak condition, we're offering:
· A discounted price of £40 (normally £60) when you book for 2 x 1 hour sessions with Gary Wilson at TDR Academy,
· Please quote the reference XMASRUNNING when booking. The first appointment must be booked in by the end of January 2017 and the second appointment must be a maximum of 8 weeks from the first session,
· Payment of the full amount is due when you attend for the first appointment. If purchasing as a gift voucher, full payment is due at the time of purchase.
· Our only ask as part of the booking is that you like the our Tanya D Ross/TDR Academy Facebook page prior and check-in on Facebook when you attend! Simples!
We thank you in advance and it would be great to hear from you if you would be interested in hearing of any further offers in the future to help support you. Contact Tanya on 07879415711 or by email on email@example.com.
Yours in sport and health,
Tanya D. Ross