Bolton Ironman 2017
July 16th sees the 8th Bolton Ironman come to town when several thousand insane athletes will take to the water and roads around Bolton for the ultimate in endurance sport. Starting with the swim at Pennington Flash then moving onto the open roads of the West Pennine moors and finally onto the run on the streets of Bolton town centre it makes for a great day for both competitors and spectators.
Matt Holland Fitness are now taking bookings for the four weeks leading upto the race as well as post race treatments. Regular massage treatment during training blocks will greatly improve training levels by getting rid of toxins from the body such as lactic acid which builds up during training. Treatments also improve muscle elasticity and pliability as well as reducing soreness between sessions.
Most people believe deep tissue massage must hurt to work. But the saying, “No pain, no gain,” doesn’t always apply.
In fact, many people fall into a deeper state of relaxation when they receive a deep tissue massage, which may be the reason they get the relaxation therapy.
So, what is a deep tissue massage? It’s the manipulation of the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues in the body. The massage therapist uses warm oils and direct pressure to relax the top layer of muscle in order to reach deeper layers of the muscle tissue.
Many people get a deep tissue massage to help relieve chronic aches and pain. Some feel the benefits of a deep tissue massage in minimizing lower back pain, releasing tension in a stiff neck, sore shoulders, upper back, or loosening tight muscles in their arms and legs.