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MASSAGE


If you fancy a home massage, here are three options for tired muscles


MASSAGER, £44.99, www.homedics.co.uk This hand-held massager gives a deep tissue treatment and has three attachments that include spot, heat and contour massage. Excellent on stubborn cellulite too!


HOMEDICS PERCUSSION PALM


COMFORT ALL PURPOSE THE OREGON I.


MASSAGER, £69.99, www. oregonscientific.co.uk


Amazing for easing upper back, shoulders, thighs, lower back, feet and calves. It’s light, has three intensities and motions, and a 15-minute timer.


MUSCLE TREAT


Here are six of the best post-exercise treats to help you ease tired or aching muscles


NELSONS ARNICARE


BATH & MASSAGE, £8.15, www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com Great for a luxurious bath, or massage the balm into the skin to soothe away aches.


OSMIUM


REVIVE GEL, £26, www.beautique.com This may be for men,


PEPPERMINT


but it’s great for tired muscles whether


you’re male or female.


The peppermint adds freshness while the lavender is soothing.


ROLLAPOD, £5.99, www.JMLdirect.com Hand-held and portable, the seven


rotating balls on this little device give the deepest of massages, banishing aches and relieving knots. Its design means it contours to your body and it works wonders on the soles of feet after a run.


SOAK, £19.95, www.betteryou.uk.com This soak replenishes athletes’ magnesium levels lost through sweat and urine, stimulates joints and repairs muscles after endurance running and exercise.


MAGNESIUM BATH


BASE LAYER EVOLUTION


WARM, £35, www.odlo.com This seamless long-sleeved base layer is designed to allow kids to move freely while staying warm. The zoning principle allows for extra heat retention where children need it most.


MUSCLE GEL, £20, www. aromatherapyassociates.com This non-oily gel has a soothing and warming effect. Contains lavender, ginger, black pepper and rosemary. Leaves skin soft, can be used before and after exercise.


DEAD SEA AROMATHERAPY BATH SALTS WITH FRANKINCENSE OIL


AND ROSE PETALS, £6.49, www.


deadseabathcare.co.uk Can ease muscular tension and alleviate rheumatic aches and skin conditions such as eczema and acne.


AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES DE-STRESS


RUNNING FREE ■ 7


GEAR AND GOINGS ON


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