Runners Maintenance Program is essential for anyone aspiring to run consistently and well. Traditional conditioning often attempts to condition the runner through stretching and strengthening, but this approach has often proven unsuccessful.
At Feel SOMA, we take a more comprehensive “reconditioning” approach, focusing on all the tissues involved (including nerve, muscle, bone, skin, fascia, blood, and lymph) rather than isolating one as the culprit for pain or discomfort. This multi-dimensional approach recognises the interconnectedness of these tissues and the importance of neural communication, movement patterns, and fluid flow.
Our method employs various techniques and applications, such as rollers and balls, and emphasises movements rather than mere stretches. We also incorporate multi-directional strength challenges and drills to reset the tissues, allowing them to function optimally.
This holistic approach acknowledges the complexity of the human body and aims to address the root causes of major regional issues, rather than merely treating the symptoms. It’s a sensible and inclusive strategy that aligns with Feel SOMA’s philosophy of enhancing overall well-being and body awareness.
Program Duration – 30-35 mins
When – Effective program for reconditioning and reconnecting of the entire body for everyday movement.
Program Flow – follow the entire program for at least 5 sessions, you will soon become aware of the regions that require most attention. Do both sides of the body, then repeat on the side that feels more restricted.
Terminology – We use innovative techniques that may differ in name and locations. Follow the videos and coaching tips for success.
SOE – Roller technique targeting the boney sections. 30 secs max in this region
SME – Roller technique targeting the muscular sections. 60-90 secs in this region
SFM – Fascial Mobilisers are our way of moving the tissues, we don’t stretch. 45-60 secs each
- Remember to breathe when performing the program, this will ensure tissue adaptation.
- Keep the movements at low speed and low force, nothing should be forced.
- Listen to and follow the videos, until you feel confident to perform by yourself.