Shin splints is the common name for the conditions of anterior tibial stress syndrome (ATSS) and medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are not an uncommon condition for those who participate in sports or activities involving running or those with a heavy training load of the lower limbs.
The common cause of shin splints is the inflammation of the muscles and the connective tissues of the lower leg through overwork. Where the muscle becomes tight and pulls on the tissue which attaches it to the shin bone (tibia), this tissue then becomes inflamed and causes pain.
So how is a massage going to help me?
Treatment for the symptoms of shin splints involves rest, ice and simple pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Yet, the treatment to address the cause of the pain of shin splints involves removing the tightness and shortening of the muscles and connective tissues of the lower leg. Massage and stretching that is performed in the legs only massage is a proven way to lengthen the muscle fibres which removes the tightness and tension from these muscles and greatly reduces the possibility of pain from shin splints reoccurring.
A plan that includes massage and stretching, and gradually increasing the time and distance of your running will see you back running without pain
So why is a massage with Laxare Massage different?
When you book a massage, you are not booking a "whole-body massage" where the massage is the same for everyone. You are booking an appointment where the time is taken to assess your body and find out about you, your activities/sports, your pain, your concerns, your needs and together we tailor a strategy that best fits you and your body.