Sport massages like Swedish and shiatsu massages were designed for the athlete. The main purpose is the alleviate tension and stress caused by physical activity. A sports massage reduces the heart rate and blood pressure increases blood circulation and lymph flow. It also reduces muscle tension, improves flexibility, and relieves pain and helps to prevent injuries for runners. The New York City half marathon is coming up in March 2011. Visit the New York Road Runners website at http://www.nyrr.org/races/2011/nychalf/index.asp to register now.
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If you are planning to do run the half marathon or if you are just doing daily cardio, using a licensed massage therapist with many years experience can reduce injuries, increase flexibility, and improve performance.