Students from Bath College have been busy learning sports massage techniques ahead of the Bath Half Marathon on 15th March.
Spa Therapies, Sport and Beauty Therapy students from the College will be running the official massage tent in the Runners’ Village.
They have been practicing a four-minute cool down lactic acid flush sports massage to relieve the painful muscles of the competitors, who will have just completed the 13.1 mile course.
Diana Rowe, Spa and Complementary Therapies Lecturer at Bath College, said:
“After the success of last year’s massage tent we have had 50 students together in our College Spa practising their techniques.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for them to progress their skills and also lots of fun. We can’t wait for race day.”
The College students will be offering all runners a cool-down massage for £5, donating 10% of the proceeds to Bloodwise.
Students are offering pre-event massages on 12th March in the College Spa for £17 and post-event Thai compress massages on 18th March for £25. To book in, call the Bath College Academy on 01225 328511.