Recovery Tips For The Boston Marathon

As the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon holds a special place in the hearts of runners worldwide. For many, participating in this historic race is the culmination of months of training, dedication, and perseverance. However, crossing the finish line is just the beginning of your journey. Proper recovery after the Boston Marathon is crucial for ensuring that you bounce back quickly and continue your running journey strong. We are thrilled to announce that our new Release Boston location will officially open on Marathon Monday, which will be the perfect place to recover, only a few blocks away from the finish line!

Here are some of our tips for a speedy healing process after a long run to minimize soreness, fatigue, and the risk of injury.

  1. Cold Plunge: Try our Cold Plunge tubs and see if you can stay in for 3 minutes! They help to boosted metabolism, increased immunity,
    boost your energy, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep
  2. Nutrition: Refuel with a balanced meal containing carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats within 30 minutes to an hour after the race. This will help replenish glycogen stores and repair muscle tissue.
  3. Massage: Our Massage Lead, Erika recommends our Deep Tissue Massage to break down muscle tension and knots. Erika explains that ” getting a massage after running a marathon is a valuable investment in your body’s recovery and overall well-being, helping you recover faster, prevent injuries, and perform at your best.” She notes that massages help with muscle recovery, improved circulation, relaxation and stress relief, prevention of injuries, and enhanced performance. Runners can also receive our Marathon Special to have a free CBD Spot Treatment enhancement to help relax tight muscles and improve blood flow.
  4. IV Therapy: IV therapy will replenish depleted fluids and electrolytes.
  5. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to any signs of pain or discomfort, and don’t hesitate to seek medical attention if needed. Allow yourself time to recover fully before returning to intense training or racing.