Running is great for your health but there are many common injuries that you can be at risk for when you run on the regular. In the greater Boston area, husband and wife Chris and Lily Brenneck run Green Street Massage, which provides a holistic approach to healing. The local business offers yoga classes, deep tissue massages, acupuncture, massage therapy, and other services.
If you're a regular runner, then you are familiar with the mild to severe injuries that can come with the fitness regimen. What you may not know is how acupuncture — the treatment of pain using thin, disposable needles — can help treat those injuries.
For instance, if you suffer from lazy butt syndrome (the condition where your lateral glutes aren't getting enough action and, in turn, can cause your hip to collapse) then acupuncture can help. How? One treatment can activate the muscles in your glutes.
Alternatively, runners could train too much and feel fatigued, sleep poorly, and have concentration problems. This happens when your nervous system is stuck in fight or flight mode, and acupuncture can treat this by kickstarting the part of your nervous system that's responsible for resting and healing. If you have inflammation that won't quit, causing too much discomfort, the thin needles used in acupuncture can reach the exact area of inflammation and help restore the injured tissue.
Want to learn more about Green Street Massage? Give them a call at (617) 942-0149, visit them online, or schedule an appointment for their Saturday or Sunday morning 9 a.m. yoga classes.