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13 Oct 2023

Are you running a Marathon this year?  Struggling with aches and pains picked up by the demands of running countless kilometers whilst training for the London Marathon? Why not look to get support for your muscles and body and include a weekly sports massage to help aid recovery and prepare your body the pinnacle way? At Pinnacle Fitness and Health we believe in providing the best support to help you on the big day. Our team of Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Sports Massage Therapists are here on hand to ensure you get to that finish line.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a form of deep tissue massage designed to help prevent injuries and improve performance. Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissues within the body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is particularly useful for those undertaking intensive training for endurance events. An increase in training can lead to tighter muscles and a build up of lactic acid, resulting in a loss of elasticity and flexibility in muscles. The benefits of sports massage help release muscle tension and restore balance to the musculoskeletal system.


Effects of sports massage:

  • Increases circulation to supporting muscles, reducing metabolic waste
  • Helps stretch muscles and improve elasticity of tissues
  • Breaks down scar tissue and promote tissue healing
  • Reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
  • Body fat loss
  • Muscle gain
  • Knowledge in healthy eating for the individual
  • Improved wellbeing
  • Prevention of health related issues
  • Improved sporting performance
  • Supplement advice

For further information on sports massage and its benefits please visit our website:

Post Massage Marathon Advice

For those who are running the marathon don’t forget to get a light massage straight after the race. This will help reduce the build up of lactic acid and help to avoid muscular pain. We advise anyone who is running the London marathon to wait at least 48 hours after your event before looking to have a full sports massage. This will allow your body and specifically your muscles time to recover from any residual soreness and provide any symptoms of acute injury time to settle.


To help support those training for the London Marathon, Pinnacle Fitness and Health are currently offering a loyalty offer for all Marathon runners. If you have 2 massages before the event, you qualify for a FREE post-marathon massage! Please call 0203 726 1069 or email for more information our clinic locations are below.

Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinic Services

Pinnacle Fitness and Health provides an Osteopathic and Sports Injury Clinic in several locations over North London including Sports Massage, Osteopathy, Sports Therapy, Acupuncture, Sports Injury and Rehabilitation. Enfield Practice: 13 Genotin Rd, Enfield EN1 2AF Finchley Practice: 437 High Rd, Finchley, N12 0AP

Let us help you reach your peak and keep it Pinnacle!