Ahead of the Bath Half Marathon, which is set to hit the city’s streets on 15 March, students from Bath College have been busy learning sports massage techniques.
Students that have been studying Sport and Beauty Therapy will be running the official massage tent in the Runners’ Village and will be offering runners a four-minute cool-down lactic acid flush massage to relieve painful muscles.
The cool-down sports massage will costs £5 and students will donate 10% of the proceeds to the UK- based charity Bloodwise, which helps fund research into all blood cancers.
The students are also offering pre-event massages on 12 March in the College Spa for £17 and post-event Thai compress massages on 18 March for £25.
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.”
To book in, call the Bath College Academy on 01225 328511.